Before you read tomorrow I think it is important to look at a couple of things to refresh our memory. Back in Deuteronomy 17 God gave instructions for a King. Click here if you want to read it.
Summary: A king…
- He must be the one the Lord chooses
- He must not multiply his horses for military purposes
- He must not acquire many wives
- He must make a copy of the Law and have it with him at all times. He will read it every day.
Oh David. How far you have fallen. (2,3, and 4-David) (his son will attempt 1 tomorrow)
The other day I gave you this visual:
David’s transgression with Bathsheba (well, not going to war) began the troubles for David’s house. Nathan his prophet gave David this message from the Lord in Chapter 12:
11 “This is what the Lord says: ‘Out of your own household I am going to bring calamity on you. Before your very eyes I will take your wives and give them to one who is close to you, and he will sleep with your wives in broad daylight. 12 You did it in secret, but I will do this thing in broad daylight before all Israel.’”
Calamity on his household! Well, that is what we will begin to read tomorrow. God did forgive him for his sins when he confessed, BUT forgiveness does not take away the natural consequences. (Great lesson there!)
This is for Constance and all my genealogy people. (This is a familiar handout but I tried to annotate it for you) You will need this for tomorrow. Here are the main characters: (sorry the image is bad)…but you can click the link to see a better version.