Sep 28, 2018
Sin has consequences, whether we want to admit it or not. And, so often, those consequences impact those around us. Our personal sins have corporate consequences. And while our sin may have been committed in secret, it rarely remains that way. As it states in Numbers 32:23, “be sure your sin will find you out.” And the ramifications of our sins usually spread out, touching the lives of the innocent and undeserving. Such was the case concerning David’s sin with Bathsheba. David had let his personal passions get the best of him. He had given in to his own lusts and taken what was not his. And while he tried to cover up and minimize the impact of his sin, God was not pleased. And God, being holy and just, could not allow David’s sin to go unpunished. In 2 Samuel 12:1-14, God used His prophet, Nathan, to convict David of what he had done, exposing the true condition of David’s heart and revealing the true victim of David’s sin: Himself.