Thursday, September 18, 2008

Bathsheba - ends.

2 Samuel 11:27 After the time of mourning was over, David had her brought to his house, and she became his wife and bore him a son. But the thing David had done displeased the LORD.

This is the final verse in chapter 11. Bathsheba had very little time left before her tummy would start showing. She mourned as was custom and soon after David made her his wife and she had a son. Now if you read further on in the next chapter, the baby does not live. Let's compare the lives of Bathsheba:

She had an upright, honorable, loyal, man of integrity as a husband. She looked beyond that to see the power of a King and how she could feel if she were in his arms. Now it was to become a reality. The life tha
t Bathsheba thought would be so glamorous ended up being quite the opposite.

Bathsheba not only bore the burden of having a child pass away, but now she lived with a man who was sharing his bed with many other women. Maybe when you have an affair with a man, it doesn't matter if he's sleeping with a score of women - but I can imagine that feeling changes when you marry that m
an. I believe that Bathsheba was repentant. I think she knew how wrong she had been that one night and confessed it. The dramatic result of her repentance was in her son - Solomon - who would be in the lineage of Jesus.

If we ever think that our sin that has caused our life to head down a path that we never meant for it to head - God can ta
ke us and put us right back on course. He's done it for me - and I know He'll do it for anyone who asks.

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