2 Samuel 11:2,3; 12:24. 1 Kings 1:11-31; 2:13-19; 1 Chron. 3:5
Bathsheba means: Daughter of an Oath.
She was the wife of Uriah: Wife of David.
Mother of 5 sons.
Mentioned in Jesus’ Genealogy: Matt. 1:6.
The sin of David with Bathsheba was the only blot against his record. 1 Kings 15:5.
After Bathsheba’s lapse, recovery and birth of Solomon the rest of her life was veiled in silence.
She retained her influence over David until hs death.
The veil of silence was released one more time when Solomon had become King and she came into his presence to ask that Abishag be given in marriage to Adonijah.
Lesson to be learned: Being assured of God’s forgiveness she did not let one sin ruin her life. Repentant, she used her mistake as a guide to a better conduct. When we brood over sins that God says He will remember no more, we actually doubt His mercy, and rob ourselves of spiritual power and progress.
Psalm 51. Saturated with penitential tears.
Psalm 32. David’s gratitude to God for His pardoning grace and mercy.
Did Bathsheba’s tears of repentance mingle with David’s? It seems so because God gave them Solomon (means: Beloved of the Lord).
Solomon was the evidence and expression of God’s pardoning love for both.
Bathsheba’s inclusion in the genealogy of Jesus is another token that God put her sins behind His back.
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9a).
Perhaps you have not sinned the sin of David and Bathsheba and 1 John 1:9a doesn’t seem to fit into your life. 1 John 1;9b continues on……”if we say we have not sinned we call Him a liar and His Word is not in us.” “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Rom. 3:23). Condemned, yes. Forgiven, yes. When we confess our sins, and accept His forgiveness……..we can then move on. Forgiveness is a precious commodity that is ours at the snap of a finger (so as to speak). Praise His Holy Name!!!!!
Til Next Time….Marge