Bible Time Period: Royal Kingdom
You established a kingdom on your servant David and promised him an eternal throne: Establish your kingdom in our midst.
David’s sin with Bathsheba and Uriah has major repercussions (chapters 11-20) but God is true to His promise and will not take the kingdom from him. One major repercussion you will read about in these chapters: David’s son Absolom rises against him, even going “in to his father’s concubines in the sight of all Israel” – which is a direct challenge and play for the throne.
Why do you think God allowed David to keep the kingdom after his sin with Bathsheba, but tore it from Saul after he disobeyed?
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