A Study of 1 & 2 Samuel

David and Bathsheba

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Dennis McCallum

2 Samuel 11:1-12:13; 2 Samuel 5:10-13; Psalms 51:1-17; Deuteronomy 17:17; Psalms 32:1-5


Years after David''s throne is established, he begins making poor choices that lead his life in a bad direction. The culmination of this is when he commits adultery with Bathsheba, impregnates her, then tries to cover it up by having her husband killed in battle. A prophet named Nathan confronts him about this, and David finally chooses to admit to his wrongdoings and repent rather than continuing to lie and hide his sin. Through his repentance, we see the joy and happiness that comes from the release of guilt that God's grace offers. We also see that God's grace covers all sin, no matter how big.


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