2 Samuel 11:1 In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king's men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem.
We can't begin to look at Bathsheba until we have a little history behind the story. All the people knew the power of David's God. He was a young shepherd boy who God chose to be king. He fought against Goliath and won - he lead a nation to victory. He was a powerful man chosen by God and the people knew it.
During this time, the weather was once again right for the battles to begin, David sent someone else out with the army. God had put David in charge of this army and he should've been with those men - instead, he decided to stay in Jerusalem. It is here that he meets Bathsheba.
When we are not following the will of God, this is when temptation creeps in and takes over.