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29. The Confession of David (2 Samuel 12)

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Instead of repenting after he sinned with Bathsheba, David’s sin begets more sin as he attempts one of the most famous cover-ups of all time. It took a courageous prophet sent directly from God to get David to acknowledge his sins. Although David was not quick to confess his sins to the Lord, he was thorough when he did so. And because his confession and repentance were genuine and all-encompassing, God’s forgiveness was also. God redeemed this messy situation by allowing the Messiah to come from the union of David and Bathsheba. David still suffered painful consequences as a result of his sins, and these consequences haunted him for the rest of his life.

Related Topics: Forgiveness, Hamartiology (Sin)