2 Samuel 12-13, Luke 1:57-80
The story of David is one of the most dramatic! So many terrible things happen…. adultery, rape, murder… I think it would be really worthwhile to discuss this story through a modern lens and talk about who God is through all of this. I think these are the stories of the Bible that turn non-Christians off and give them misconceptions. Instead of running away from talking about it, we need to lean in by questioning and discussing!
I agree! But, even I am wrestling with the result of David’s sin being the death of the son that was born to him and Bathsheba. Was it truly a punishment from God because of what David had done? If I look at this through the lens of the Old Testament covenant then it makes sense. God clearly sets out his law and the terms that there is blessing for obedience and punishment for disobedience. Yet, I have a hard time with the death of a child as that punishment. Is it perhaps fulfillment of the story that Nathan related—David is the man that essentially took an innocent lamb from Uriah and Bathsheba (a child that was meant for them)? So therefore, God took the child away from David? I don’t know! So many questions. Any thoughts?
Perhaps the greater blessing was poured out on the baby because he was brought into God’s presence? I guess it doesn’t say where he went.
79to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the way of peace.” -ellie
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.