2 Samuel 12:11-12
"This is what the Lord says: Because of what you have done, I will cause your own household to rebel against you. I will give your wives to another man before your very eyes and he will go to bed with them in public view. You did it secretly, but I will make this happen to you openly in the sight of all Israel."
Ah... what a great way to start a Sunday.....
David's family, bless them, had enough storylines to be on One Life to Live-- or The Young and the Restless.
And it all started when David saw Bathsheba taking a bath on her roof.
Sure, if he hadn't of, then killed her husband... then married her... Solomon would have never been born and things would have been very different. But it didn't mean it was right.
That one act by David set a domino affect that affected everyone.
God had Nathan tell David that: "I will cause your own household to rebel against you...."
And they did. At least 2 of his sons tried to over throw him as king.
Nathan also told him: "I will give your wives to another man before your very eyes and he will go to bed with them in public view."
And that happened too.... though I'm sure David never imagined that it would be his own son to sleep with 10 of his concumbines in a tent on the roof (ouch!)
All of this happened to David because of what he 'secretly' did to Uriah (Bathsheba's husband). God forgave him for what he did, but David still had to deal with the consequences of his actions.
God will forgive us, but we still might have the consequences to live with. Even with all of that going on, though, David never stopped believing in or praying to God. He didn't blame God for what was going on in his life-- he knew he's brought it on himself.
No matter our circumstances (whether our own doing or not), we must take a page out of David's book. Never stop praying. Never stop believing. And always keep our eyes on God.
God Bless You