Life seems to offer us a mixed bag of wins and losses, triumphs and troubles. Often (but not always), our troubles are the direct result of our poor choices. We see this reflected in the life of David. Though he was a man after God's own heart, and became king over the united kingdoms of Israel and Judah, he often struggled to make wise choices. We see this reflected in the Book of 2 Samuel. As you study this portion of God's word, celebrate David's victories, but also take note of what you can learn from his troubles. Pay attention to the far-reaching effects our sinful choices can have on those close to us.