Day Nine – 2 Samuel 12:1-25


Today, we looked at the last of the four women mentioned in Jesus’ genealogy. What a group!! Please share your verses and comments below if you wish. I love to read your insights, and others might want to read them as well. And Well Done for sticking with this! Some of these stories have been tough. But … taken all together … we see the great need for a Savior, don’t we? And, we see the honesty of the Biblical accounts: it’s real history. And real history is not always pretty. Starting tomorrow, we turn a corner and anticipation builds for the story of Christ’s coming. YAY!!

My verse today: 2 Samuel 12:24 “Then David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and slept with her. She became pregnant and gave birth to a son and David named him Solomon. The LORD loved the child.”

Of all the women in the genealogy, we know the least about Bathsheba’s character. She didn’t do bold and daring things. Instead, she had things done to her, it seems, perhaps against her will. She lost her first husband, her reputation, and her firstborn child. Because of David’s great sin with her, his family was turned upside down as his children lost all respect for him. Bathsheba must have witnessed all this as well.

Her story is one of shame and cover-ups and death. And yet. There is forgiveness and beauty and even hope as well. For her second child, Solomon, became king and reigned over a peaceful Israel, and he was dearly loved.

Oh Father, Your mercy to Bathsheba was great. The blessing after the misery was immense. You brought beauty from ashes for this woman. Like all of us, Lord, You SAW her. You are the “God who Sees … El Roi!” You touched her with kindness. You gave her a fresh start. I praise You, today, for Your mercy and Your grace!

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  • v. 20 David was brought down to the lowest depths by a sin of his own doing. The consequences were immediate and far reaching into the future. Yet after his mourning with even more consequences looming in the future, he worshipped God. David is a great example: I pray that when I am at the bottom of the pit I can rise up and worship God for who he is and for the gifts of mercy that he delivers in the midst of great trauma.

    • Sharon Gamble
      December 9, 2019 6:23 pm

      Yes, we have seen this twice, now. Job worshiped and believed his Redeemer lived even when he was suffering intensely, and then we see David doing this as well. I, too, pray that in times of testing, I will still turn TO God in worship! Thanks for sharing, Lyn!


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