When Uriah’s wife heard that her husband was dead, she grieved for her husband. When the time
of mourning was over, David sent someone to bring her to his house. She became his wife and bore him a son.
But God was not at all pleased with what David had done,
1 Samuel 12:26, 27
We all know what happened here. David slept with Bathsheba, Uriah’s wife but to cover it up he got Uriah
who was a faithful solider to him killed! Bathsheba may not have known what David did but the point is she became the king’s wife. She may not have had a say in any of this either. A king was free to do whatever he wanted in those days.
When I read this story a thought came to me. Between Uriah being killed to Bathsheba giving birth to a son was
at least nine months. I don’t know how long the time of mourning was but all we know is it was at least nine months
when all this took place. David was in sin for nine months! He knew taking someone’s wife was sin. He knew murder
was a sin. David loved God. He had an intimate relationship with Him but David was blinded in this season. This post is
not about how bad David was. We are all sinners. David sinned but so do we.
What I want to show you though is how as sinners sin can destroy us. During this ‘nine months’ we hear nothing.
There is no Psalm that we read during that period! We don’t hear of David’s exploits during that time. Nothing was recorded during that time. David was in sin and he didn’t even know it!
If that could happen to David, a man after God’s heart then surely it could happen to us. And please note, David
didn’t snap out of it by himself. He didn’t realize what he was doing by himself. God intervened!!!! If God did not intervene who knows how long it would of gone on for?
And this is what this post is about……God intervened!
God did not leave David in his sin. He saved him. By God’s grace David was disciplined and forgiven! That is good news for us indeed.
We will do crazy things and left to our own we will not win, BUT……But God does not leave us to ourselves. He is watching over us.
He has extended His grace and mercy to us! We serve a really great God! He sent His son to die for us!
I was so encouraged when I got that revelation. God is for me and no matter how crazy it gets God will help me. I hope it’s an encouragement to you as well.
Generous in love – God, give grace!
Huge in mercy – wipe out my bad record.
Scrub away my guilt,
soak out my sins in Your laundry.
I know how bad I’ve been;
my sins staring me down.
But that is not the end of the story. God turned this dark and terrible situation for good.
David went and comforted his wife Bathsheba. And when he slept with her, they conceived a son. When the son was born they
named him Solomon. God had a special love for him and sent word by Nathan the prophet that God wanted him named Jedidiah (God’s beloved).
2 Samuel 12:24, 25
Solomon would not have been born if David and Bathsheba never met. I am not saying what David did was right. He sinned! What I am trying to say though is God turned a bad thing into something wonderful. And He will do the same thing for us. We may think our sin is too much and God cannot use us but that is not true. God has forgiven you and will turn what the enemy meant for death into life…..
He has amazing things for you despite what you have done. Sin does not define who you are anymore, God’s grace does. He is a truly amazing God!!!