How else would we have The wisdom of The Book of Proverbs or Ecclesiastes, if David and Bathsheba never met?
If David didn’t stay home, if he didn’t see Bathsheba bathing on the rooftop? Under what circumstances would David and Bathsheba meet?
David’s sin has been repeatedly brought up concerning Bathsheba and her rooftop bathing. But how else would they meet, fall in love and have Solomon. God ordained Solomon.
Did God ordain a moment that Bathsheba did not hear?
Did David not patiently wait for the Right circumstances under which he and Bathsheba would meet?
But one thing I know for sure….
God is RIGHT!
If there is a mess up, sin of any kind or a mishap in timing, it’s always a shortcoming on our part. Always!
So this thought just makes me wonder…..
If someone is meant to be in this world, a very specific you, for a very specific purpose in God’s Kingdom, nothing will stop it from happening.
All things are possible with God.
The way that David responded to God when David’s sin was pointed out to him, is an amazing example of how to Right a wrong with God, when it’s brought to your attention.
1.) He recognized and repented. Asked God to forgive him for sinning.
“I have sinned against the Lord,” David confessed to Nathan. Then Nathan replied, “Yes, but the Lord has forgiven you, and you won’t die for this sin. – 2 Samuel 12:13
2.) Then David took the situation he had caused because of his own sin and disobedience to The Lord. Put in God’s Righteous and Holy Hands.
David begged him to spare the child and went without food, and lay all night before the Lord on the bare earth. The leaders of the nation pleaded with him to get up and eat with them, but he refused. Then, on the seventh day, the baby died. David’s aides were afraid to tell him. – 2 Samuel 12:16-17
3.) Then once he received God’s final answer on things, he didn’t argue, bargain or negotiate, but accepted God’s answer as final, Just and Right.
This is an amazing model God gave us through David, Bathsheba and Solomon.
Yep, we are going to mess things up and trip ourselves up.
But we can not…. Stop God.
The Lord’s plans and purposes will come to pass,
in His Timing, not our own.
in His Strength, not our own.
in God’s Will, not our own.
Authored by: J.N.