This account in Scripture is perhaps the most talked about. Countless movies have been made. I’ve heard everything there is to be said on the subject. For instance, Bathsheba was a temptress and harlot; Bathsheba was a victim. I will say that Bathsheba was no Abigail. Here, we see David swinging from one extreme to another. Not long before this, he was consumed with seeing God’s will done on earth to falling into immorality and premeditated murder. He lost the respect of all who were near him, as well as the Prophet Nathan, his Commander-in-chief Joab, his family – particularly Amnon and Absalom—not to mention his murder victim Uriah who was one of “the thirty.”
As dark as it looked at the time, God had a plan. First, He sent the man of God to David. Secondly, once David repented, the sin offering was available. Once he completed that with a repentant, humble heart, David had the peace offering available which restored fellowship with his God.
Newsflash! God offers the same thing to us today. When believers fail, we have I John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Is there anything God can’t do? Is He a Father who shuns us at every turn? Are our sins bigger than the power of the Cross? What is your take on today’s Scripture and how has it helped you?