Daily Bible Reading Day 259: 2 Samuel 12/ 2 Corinthians 5
2 Samuel 12
No one is above sin, especially those close to God. King David sinned greatly. Nathan, the prophet, was responsible for condemning sin and having people reconcile themselves back to God. Even though it was his duty, it took bravery for Nathan to bring this up to King David.
King David’s sin caused the death of his son. Even though David asked for forgiveness, prayed, and fasted, the damage was done. God will forgive us when we ask, but it does not mean we will escape the punishment of sin.
After the death of his son, David went back to fulfilling the will God had for Israel. God blessed David and Bathsheba with a son, Solomon.
2 Corinthians 5
For we live by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7
When we know the Lord, we will live eternally. Our bodies are temporary, but our soul willl live on forever in heavenly bodies. Paul was teaching this to the Greeks, who believed in something very different.
The Holy Spirit dwells within us. It gives us the promise of what is to come. We will experience pain and suffering, sometimes it feels too much to bear. But let us remember God will prevail and He has the victory. Learning to trust fully in God will sustain. Increase your faith! We do not need to be afraid to die.
Jesus’ ministry was for the reconciliation. We are to be released from the burden of sin and live in freedom. We, as Christ followers need to give that message to those who do not know Him. Forgiveness is difficult but necessary.