2 Samuel 11:27 NLT "When the period of mourning was over, David sent for her and brought her to the palace, and she became one of his wives. Then she gave birth to a son. But the Lord was displeased with what David had done."
Have you ever sinned? Well of course you have right? What kind of question is that? Have you ever tried to cover up your sin by trying to make it right?
This chapter discusses how David sinned when he slept with Bathsheba (another man's wife) and got her pregnant. David attempted to cover up his sin by sending for her husband (he was away at war) so that he could come home and sleep with her. When that didn't work, David arranged for his murder. In addition to that, he brought her into the palace and married her after her husband's death. (This was David's attempt to make it right)
Although many of us may not have done exactly what David did, we may have times in our lives where we tried to "fix" our wrong. The truth is that we cannot fix our sin. We must simply confess our sin and turn away from it. We cannot be deceived and think that we can fix our sin or that we won't reap the consequences of our sin.
When we are aware of our sin, God expects us to live better. We are not to continue purposely living in sin.
1 John 1:8-10 NLT If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth. But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. If we claim we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar and showing that his word has no place in our hearts.
May you find strength in God's word and power to redeem your sins. May you also have the courage to be faithful in your daily walk with Christ!
Have a blessed day!