2 Samuel 12:10 Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house; because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy wife.
As most of you know, the purpose statement of Living In His Word Ministries has always been, “Getting people into the Word of God, and the Word of God into people.” This ministry began with the idea that if we allow God to speak into our lives daily, we are much more in tune with His will for our lives. It is then that the Word of God also begins to take root in our hearts, and by doing so changing our lives. This is one aspect of being daily in God’s Word. However, another reality is that when God promises us something, good or bad, we will also daily live in God’s Word.
In today’s passage of 2 Samuel 11-13, we see this played out in grave detail. David has sinned. In chapter 11 he sleeps with Bathsheba, another man’s wife, and she becomes pregnant. To cover his sin he has her husband Uriah killed in battle. He then takes Bathsheba as his wife. In 2 Samuel 11:27 it says “…the thing that David had done displeased the Lord.” In chapter 12 God reveals David’s sin to him and tells him, there is a price to pay for your sin. Because David has repented of his sin, 2 Samuel 12:13 tells us that God does forgive him; “…The LORD also hath put away thy sin;…” However, the remainder of David’s life is filled with family turmoil as today’s verse said it would be. There are blessings along the way, yet trials and troubles continually follow David’s family. God’s Word will be played out daily in his life. There is always a consequence for sin.
Gal. 6:7 says; “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” If we sow into the world, we reap from the world. However, if we sow in God’s garden, we reap from God’s harvest.
Where are you sowing with your life today?
Living In His Word Ministries
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director