April 27, 2012

118 - David and Bathsheba.a

Kathleen's thoughts

2 Samuel 9: 1-13 10: 1-19 1Chronicles 19: 1-19
2 Samuel 11: 1-27
 1 Kings 15: 5  Because David did what was right in the Lord's eyes, and he did not turn aside from anything He had commanded him all the days of his life, except in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.
Psalm 20: 1-9 This is a prayer of victory.

David honours Saul's household because of Jonathan. He enquires if anyone knows any remain from Saul's family. There was a servant called Ziba and he told David that Jonathan has a son called Mephibosheth who is lame in his feet. David brings Mephibosheth to his home restores back Saul's land to him but he was to eat at his table from now on. So Ziba was put in charge of farming the land.

David's victory over the Ammonites - The king of the Ammonites dies and his son Hanun becomes king in his place. David sends condolences with his emissaries to the king but Hanun's leaders said that David was spying on their land and so they shaved their beards and heads on the one side and snipped their clothing David got to hear about this and sent someone to tell them to remain in Jericho until their beards and hair grew. And so the war began with the Ammonites and David gained victory over them.

David then commits adultery with Uriah wife while he was out at war. David saw this woman from the roof top and she was bathing - a very beautiful woman and David sent messengers to her and she came to him and he slept with her. Afterwards she returned home  but the woman had conceived and she notified David that she was pregnant. On Uriah's return David called him and he said he was to go to his wife but when he left David he returned to his post David heard this and this was repeated then David gave orders for him to go to war and to be put in the front line and march towards the city so Joab followed Davids orders and Uriah was killed. David sent the message to Uriah's wife and she mourned for her husband then David sent for her and she became his wife and she bore him a son.
The Lord considered what David had done to be evil.


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