The effects of David’s sin tattooed Bathsheba’s life. But did anyone care?
It’s fascinating that the narrative in 2 Samuel 11 and 12 zeroes in on David’s perspective in such a way that David’s self-centered spiral into sin presses in on the reader even before David is aware of it. David is at home when he should be leading his troops. David is leering at the woman bathing. David inquires, then acquires. David lies with Bathsheba. David hatches a plot to cover his sin. David has Uriah killed when he doesn’t comply with the plan. And right after the allotted days of mourning end, David collects Bathsheba and adds her to the many women of his household. He’s self-absorbed and saturated in sin, without regard for his Lord, his neighbor or his country.
David cared for himself. Who cared for Bathsheba?