Listening to the Father's Heart - December 30
You have been pondering something, my son, that you're having trouble reconciling. You are wondering how I could honor David by making his son Solomon king and part of the generational line to the Messiah when he was a byproduct of a sinful relationship, even involving murder as a cover up for David’s sin with Bathsheba.
The reason is that when I judged David for his sins, he repented. And once I dealt with him, I forgave him completely. It was as if it had never happened, even though there were lasting consequences for David and Bathsheba, including the death of that first child. But this is where my grace covers a multitude of sins. David's heart was now mine and I could bless a heart that was devoted to me as David's was. When I forgive your sins, they are as far as the east is from the west.
And the king took an oath and said, “As the Lord lives, who has redeemed my life from every distress, just as I swore to you by the Lord God of Israel, saying, ‘Assuredly Solomon your son shall be king after me, and he shall sit on my throne in my place, ’ so I certainly will do this day.” 1 Kings 1:29, 30
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