2 Samuel 12:24
“And David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in unto her, and lay with her: and she bare a son, and he called his name Solomon: and the LORD loved him.”
She had lost her son.
2 Samuel 12:15
“And Nathan departed unto his house. And the LORD struck the child that Uriah's wife bare unto David, and it was very sick.”
The child that was conceived through her adultery with David had died because of David’s sin.
2 Samuel 12:23
“But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.”
She was comforted by her husband after the death of their child.
Then God gave them another son, Solomon.
David had repented from his sin with Bathsheba, and God blessed them with another child, a son of wisdom who would one day be king after his father.
“Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.”
She is mentioned in the geneology of Jesus.
“And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;”
She was once known as strange, but afterward as virtuous and wise in the last chapter of Proverbs.
Bathsheba also serves as an example that God offers us true forgiveness when we repent of our sins.
“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.”
Our mistakes do not have to ruin our entire life.
1 John 1:9
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
We can instead use the lessons we learn for teaching others to refrain from faults.
“Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.”
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