Babies and Children 14

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Babies and Children – Day 14

2 Samuel 12:24

Then David comforted his wife Bathsheba, and he went to her and made love to her. She gave birth to a son, and they named him Solomon. The Lord loved him.

The Thought

This is one of the more famous babies mentioned in our Bibles. Solomon grew to be a wise and extremely rich king. His father David, is renowned as being a giant killer and a great king too, but he was far from perfect!

David had seen Bathsheba at a distance, and taken her for himself getting her pregnant. He promptly arranged for her husband, Uriah, to return from the battle front and sleep with his wife. But Uriah was a righteous man, and was very conscious of his fellow soldiers on the battle front! He refused any idea of pleasure (v7-13)! All David’s plans to cover his own sin failed! Consequently David arranged for Uriah to be killed in battle (2 Samuel 11:14)! But he underestimated the work of the prophet!

The closing verses of chapter 11 tell us that God was not happy with David. The next chapter gives us God’s thoughts and the consequences of David’s sin. Nathan the prophet directly accused David of his sin, but he did that by testing him with riddles!

Today’s verse tells us that David comforted his wife Bathsheba. But it seems to me that this disobedient king was the one who needed comforting!

Eventually, the son that came from a permanent union between Bathsheba and David, was Solomon who grew to be known as the wisest and richest king of Biblical times.


Read the story of David and Bathsheba today (2 Samuel 11 & 12) and reflect on the fact that trying to cover our guilt can lead to worse guilt.

Praise God that He is such a great forgiving Lord.

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