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Monday, December 03 2018

2 Samuel 11-12: Thou Art The Man
Verse of the Day: (12:7) And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul;

1. Millstone (11:1-27)
Who smote Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth? did not a woman cast a piece of a millstone upon him from the wall, that he died in Thebez? why went ye nigh the wall? then say thou, Thy servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also. (11:21)

Everyone has the brightest and the darkest chapter of life. King David had the darkest chapter of his life when he excused himself from the battle and stayed in his palace, and subsequently he committed adultery with beautiful Bathsheba, the wife of one of his courageous soldier, Uriah. In order to hide his sins, he plotted with Joab, his general, to put Uriah in the hottest battle and get him killed. However, David pretended that he did not know that Uriah was sent to the hottest battle, as he told his messenger that in the first place the soldiers should not have been sent near to the wall as previously there was a woman who threw a millstone and killed Abimelech (Judges 9:50-55). This was the darkest side of David’s life. On the other hand, I believe Uriah only understand his early promotion when he met God in heaven, and realised that his death was plotted by his king who had slept with his wife. Though it must be painful for Uriah to know the truth, yet he rejoiced as he is now with God in heaven. Subsequently God forgave David as he repented his sins. Indeed, God shall forgive our sins when we repent them. (1 John 1:9-10)
2. Man (12:1-7)
And David’s anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As the LORD liveth, the man that hath done this thing shall surely die: (12:5)

God spoke to Prophet Nathan of David’s sins, and as he described the sins of David with the analogy of a rich man taking the only ewe lamb from a poor man, David told him that the rich man ought to be sentenced to death. Nathan then replied to him, You are the man. Indeed, it is easy to see other’s faults, but not our own. Let us search our hearts, and repent of our sins, so that we be righteous in Christ’s righteousness. (Jeremiah 17:9-10)

3. Master (12:8-31)
And I gave thee thy master’s house, and thy master’s wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things. (12:8)

God truly loved David as He gave him all of his master, Saul’s things, including his wives. However, David lusted over Uriah, his soldier’s wife, and even killed him to hide his sins. Subsequently, God judged and punished David as his 7 days old son from Bathsheba died. Indeed, let us flee from sins as we shall reap what we sow. (Galatians 6:7)

Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please forgive me of my sins and to trust and obey You in everything.

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