“I Have Sinned Against Jehovah…”
The king took the wife of one of his devoted bodyguards, while that bodyguard was away risking his life, fighting the king’s battle. When pregnancy resulted, the king schemed to try to avoid responsibility. When all his schemes failed, murderous thoughts entered the mind of one who had once prayed, “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” He did it. He took the life of his devoted servant and those that surrounded him in battle. Months went by. The baby was born. A prophet came to see the king with a case to be decided by his majesty. The king had absolutely no difficulty determining the guilty party in the case and quickly rendered the verdict…”Guilty!” It was then the prophet (no doubt looking him squarely in the eye and pointing a long, bony finger in his face) exclaimed, “You are the man!” He proceeded to outline the king’s evil. The king could not contain his guilt and shame any longer. “I have sinned against Jehovah” (2 Samuel 12:13). Immediately the prophet gives God’s reply, “Jehovah also has put away your sin. You shall not die.”
And I was wondering today…please…tell me what you think about that?