King David committed adultery with Bathsheba which then resulted in her being pregnant. The king’s attempts to hide his sin failed. So he had Bathsheba’s husband killed in a battle. David then married Bathsheba who bore a son for the king.
All seemed to go well for David until the prophet Nathan showed up soon after the baby’s birth.
Why have you despised the word of the LORD, to do what is evil in his sight? You have struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and have taken his wife to be your wife and have killed him with the sword of the Ammonites. (2 Samuel 12:9)
David could have followed Adam’s example to answer Nathan. “It was all Bathsheba’s fault. She seduced me.”
Or he could have followed King Saul’s example. “The pressure of being the leader was too much for me. I acted out of my fears.”
But King David said:
“I have sinned against the LORD.” (2 Samuel 12:13)
Even though King David’s sins of adultery and murder deserved death penalties under the Law, it is refreshing to see a person acknowledge his guilt and offer no excuses for his shameful errors.
Today, I prayed:
Lord, I pray for us American believers to experience sorrow for our sins so that we repent and that the sorrow would lead us away from our sinful ways and instead would result in our salvations. (Based on 2 Corinthians 7:9-10)
What do you think and did the Lord speak to you today?
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