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Question and Answer

January 1, 2015

Did God forgive David for what he did to Bathsheba and her husband? Question and Answer Yes, after Nathan confronted David on the Lord’s behalf, David confessed his sin. Then God forgave David (2 Sam. 12:13), but the consequences of his sin followed him for the rest of his life. In fact, the rest of 2 Samuel up to the end of chapter 20 deals...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2015/1/questions/147549
todayintheword.org January 1, 2015

Question and Answer

January 1, 2015

Shouldn’t Bathsheba share a part of the blame in David’s moral failure in 2 Samuel 11 since she was bathing outside, attracting David’s attention? Would you please clarify this issue for me? Question and Answer No, Bathsheba shares no blame in this matter; she was the victim of the king’s sexual abuse. David was Israel’s greatest king. The...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2015/1/questions/147548
todayintheword.org January 1, 2015

Question and Answer

December 1, 2010

If David was a man after God's own heart, how do we explain his behavior in 2 Samuel 11 and 12? Question and Answer David was a man after God's own heart (1 Sam. 13:14; Acts 13:22) and he was one of the godliest men who breathed earth's air. Next to Moses, no other person in the Old Testament captured the heart and imagination of Israel...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2010/12/questions/84296
todayintheword.org December 1, 2010

Devotion for Sept. 15, 2011

September 15, 2011

Devotion for Sept. 15, 2011 Throughout history, numerous maxims have been stated warning against idleness. An early Christian theologian once wrote: “Do some good deed, that the devil may always find you occupied.” A Scottish proverb reads: “If the Devil finds a man idle, he’ll set him at work.” And an old Turkish saw cautions: “The devil...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2011/9/devotions/15/
todayintheword.org September 15, 2011

Lure of Temptation: A Question of Worship

March 9, 2013

Lure of Temptation: A Question of Worship David Petraeus is a highly decorated, four-star general who has commanded American troops in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Though a respected military leader, he resigned his position as director of the CIA last November when news broke of his affair with Paula Broadwell, his biographer. The Petraeus...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2013/3/devotions/9/
todayintheword.org March 9, 2013

Question and Answer

December 1, 2010

Did David's sin have any consequences? Question and Answer Yes! While the Lord forgave David, the consequences of his sin were devastating. First, the baby born to David and Bathsheba died (2 Sam. 12:14). Then David's firstborn son, Amnon, raped his own sister (2 Sam. 13:1–20). And three of David's oldest sons died violent deaths (2 Sam.

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2010/12/questions/84297
todayintheword.org December 1, 2010

A Father’s Fall

June 23, 2016

A Father’s Fall Marital infidelity is often glamorized in popular culture, but in real life it devastates families. In her book, Parents Who Cheat: How Children and Adults Are Affected When Their Parents Are Unfaithful, Dr. Ana Nogales explains that children feel shame and lose trust when a parent is unfaithful. “When one parent betrays the...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2016/6/devotions/23/
todayintheword.org June 23, 2016

Prayer for Restoration

October 13, 2014

Prayer for Restoration A man in a powerful position sees a beautiful young woman, who is informed that he wants to sleep with her. It doesn’t appear that she has many options; he gets what he wants. This powerful man realizes that an honorable man is about to unwittingly reveal his sins of manipulation and covetousness and sexual misconduct.

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2014/10/devotions/13/
todayintheword.org October 13, 2014

Wisdom in the Valley of Achor

September 14, 2018

Wisdom in the Valley of Achor David’s adultery with Bathsheba was no private matter (see 2 Samuel 11–12). An individualistic culture such as ours might see only two consenting adults, but this transgression of God’s law affected many others. Uriah lost his life. Joab became an accomplice to murder. The royal court witnessed David’s sin and...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2018/09---september/devotions/14
todayintheword.org September 14, 2018

Victory in the Midst of Defeat

July 22, 2017

Victory in the Midst of Defeat Oliver Cromwell once told a painter commissioned to do his portrait: “I desire you would use all your skill to paint my picture truly like me, and not flatter me at all; but remark all these roughnesses, pimples, warts and everything as you see me, otherwise I will never pay a farthing for it.” Similarly, the...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2017/7/devotions/22/
todayintheword.org July 22, 2017

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