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2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a July 28, 2015

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wpid-wp-1438100280738.jpegKing David, about whom has been spoken and sung great praise, the hero of Israel, the “Root of Jesse”, ancestor of Jesus – the Son of Man, God with us. This David, was also a selfish man who took advantage of his position to kill a loyal soldier in order to take his wife.

Probably the saddest part of this story, after the tragedy that was perpetrated on Uriah and Bathsheba, is that David didn’t even realize his great sin until God sent his friend, Nathan, to explain it to him!

This is pretty extreme, but how often have each of us hurt another person without realizing it? How many times have we read or heard something and criticized someone for something we’ve done ourselves?

David’s story doesn’t end “happily ever after” once he realizes his sin, but God forgives and punishes him. David’s legacy as a righteous man and writer of great praise songs, honest prayers, and strong leadership lives on today.

We are all sinners, but what a loving heavenly father we have, who, when we confess our transgressions, gracefully forgives us and leads us toward the better people God created us to be!

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