The Darkness of Sin (and a Shining Light)

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Today our ladies class read the account of David and Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11-12).  It is such an ugly story of how human sin can cause so much destruction and pain.  How selfish hearts can cause even the mighty to fall.

In this deep, black darkness we see the shining light of God’s mercy and forgiveness.  How grateful I am that He has chosen to treat us better than we deserve!

David is called a man after God’s own heart, yet he fell so greatly.  This means that I, too, who have fallen greatly (and continue to fall), can rise and live to be a woman after God’s own heart.

Seeing my sin through God’s eyes strips away any excuses.  I can’t rationalize my wrong doings, they are what they are: sin.  Mourning and grieving over these is important.  But it doesn't end there.

“As far as the east is from the west,

So far has He removed our transgressions from us.”

-Psalm 103:12

This Psalm brings me comfort and I like to sing it over to myself.  While it is important to recognize my sins and failures, I don’t want to live there.  And God doesn’t want that either.  What good would that do?

We will never have a life of peace if we dwell on the past.

God’s forgiveness and love is free for all.  It’s there for the taking.

You will never be good enough to receive this gift.  That’s why He sent Jesus.

Take hold of His hand.  Get right with God and bask in the peace that flows from His throne.

It’s all in His book.

Read and know.

He keeps His promises.

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  1. not only makes us recognize our sin and forgiveness, but that of our friends and family. Our husbands may be men after God’s own heart too and just go through a “David’ phase once in a while, but more than likely they have not done anything remotely close to what he did and who doesn’t still admire david. we need to love, forgive and admire our men.