Imperfect People and God’s Forgiveness
Sunday 27 September 2020
When we are being truly honest, I guess none of us considers ourselves to be perfect. However, there are times we may be shocked by the behaviour of others and tell ourselves that we would never act like them.
Today’s story is shocking – even by current societal standards. It’s based on 2 Samuel 11 and 12. Its main characters are King David, Bathsheba, the wife of one of his soldiers – and God. We see how David’s desires take over his kingly commission from God and lead him deeper and deeper into a course of action that has disastrous consequences. But we also see how God dealt with him. This may bring us hope when we fail to live the life God intends for us. – Rob