Friday, March 24, 2017

2nd Samuel 11 // What I Got Out of It

 A couple weeks ago my girls bible study started reading the book Seamless by Angie Smith. Angie's goal in this book is to cover the whole Bible in 7 weeks. Now obviously she doesn't cover every. single. point. but she does a great job of giving an overview of these stories. She's told us these stories in such an interesting way that I'm curious to study more about every topic. We're in out 4th week and this is so far my favorite chapter. Right now we're going over some of my favorite stories, the story of Samuel, Saul, David, and Solomon. This story really encourages me and I'm here to share my thoughts on it with you =)

   In 2nd Samuel 11 it talks of David having an affair with Bathsheba and him murdering Bathsheba's husband Uriah. Because of this sin that David committed he took away his son. Now right now you might say, "That's a horrible thing to do God. Why'd you do that?" But my pastor has been talking a lot about the patience of God. After Cain murdered his brother Abel because of his anger, God let him live. Yes, God cursed and alienated him, but God in his mighty power could've done something much worse. God could've killed Cain, but instead he let him live.

   In 2nd Samuel 12:13-14 it says,

David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” And Nathan said to David, “The Lord also has put away your sin; you shall not die. 14 Nevertheless, because by this deed you have utterly scorned the Lord,[a] the child who is born to you shall die.”

   There you see it. The Lord put away his sin, and he shall not die. God could've done far worse than killed David's son. And yes while this is still a big punishment we still need to see God's mercy.

   We can also be reminded of God's sovereign plan in this story. Why do you think God didn't kill David because of his sin? Because he still had a plan for his life. As horrible as this tragedy was, God uses these tragedies to shape us into more godly people.

Psalms 119:71 says,

 "It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes."

   Okay, I finished covering two things I was encouraged by in this study. One more.
   Psalms 51 was written by David after Nathan confronted him concerning his sin. David shows humility as he confesses his sins to God. Often when say, "Oh I'm sorry for my sin, but I really like doing it, so I think I'm going to do it again." But David comes to God and says, "Create in me a pure heart." This sin is horrible. I don't ever want to do it again.

   This really encouraged me and made me more aware of myself when I say sorry. Not to just say sorry and think I can do it again, but cast myself from it. I hope this encourages you too :D

Thanks for reading!!
bouncing in to say bye,


  1. Encouraging post Bernie! I have always found the story of David and Bathsheba inspiring despite its depressing side. David's whole-hearted (or perhaps broken-hearted) repentance in this story and others throughout his life are what I believe caused God to refer to him as a "Man after God's own heart".

    1. Thanks!! Yeah I have too. I totally agree with you :) that's why I love the stories about King David so much. Thanks for commenting!

  2. I have so much encouragement in the blogging community to keep my faith strong! Thank you, I liked this post!

    1. That's awesome! Thank you so much :) thanks for commenting!!