Sometimes God refines his children with trials to strengthen our faith
and to teach us (James 1:2-3)
And other times, God directly corrects us for Living in and pursuing
our sin and our self rather than Him. And in this story, David messes up big time. David is confronted with his sin. He confesses his sin. And David
repents and seeks God again.
At Rabbah David was in victory once again. His sin did not condemn
him to a life of failure and defeat. There was chastisement for David’s
sin, but it did not mean that his life was ruined. There was, and as
you see in chapter 13, there will continue to be consequences to
David’s sin, but that did not mean that his life was over.
David’s sin did not mean that God was through with him. God gives
grace to his anointed because David’s heart was realigned with God
again. God’s restoration of David here in no way indicates His
approval of sin. It does magnify the grace that He shows to us as well
as the importance of confessing our sins and repenting from our sins.
And because of this Grace, we should keep running to the Father.
Because of the grace and forgiveness of God, Your sin doesn’t mean
you’re worthless. Your sin doesn’t mean that you’re expired. You’re
sin doesn’t mean that you can’t be restored.
God is good. God is just. God is merciful. And He can and will use
anyone from any background with every past and every mistake
made. The driving point is how we have moved on from our sin and how our
heart is realigned with the things of God.