Congrats Max! The Nicholson's are taking turns winning the Helmet! Austin was there at the end but Max was able to outlast Austin!
This week we played Handball and the teams were even but once again my team came up short! (I am starting to doubt my abilities! Not going to give up though!) Bent had his team firing on all cylinders! Final score was 15-12 for Bent's team!
In Bible study this week we took another look at David in our continuing series "The History of the World" or "His Story". 2 Samuel 11:1-27, 2 Samuel 12:1-14
2 Samuel 11:2-5 One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful, and David sent someone to find out about her. The man said, “Isn’t this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite?” Then David sent messengers to get her. She came to him, and he slept with her. Then she went back home. The woman conceived and sent word to David, saying, “I am pregnant.”
Instead of confessing his sin, David tries to cover it up.
2 Samuel 11:14-15 In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it with Uriah. In it he wrote, “Put Uriah in the front line where the fighting is fiercest. Then withdraw from him so he will be struck down and die.”
David murders Uriah, adding to his sin.
2 Samuel 11:26-27 When Uriah’s wife heard that her husband was dead, she mourned for him. After the time of mourning was over, David had her brought to his house, and she became his wife and bore him a son. But the thing David had done displeased the Lord.
God sends Nathan to David to let him know that he is not happy with his choices.
2 Samuel 12:11-14 “This is what the Lord says: ‘Out of your own household I am going to bring calamity upon you. Before your very eyes I will take your wives and give them to one who is close to you, and he will lie with your wives in broad daylight. You did it in secret, but I will do this thing in broad daylight before all Israel.’” Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” Nathan replied, “The Lord has taken away your sin. You are not going to die. But because by doing this you have made the enemies of the Lord show utter contempt, the son born to you will die.”
What can we learn from David's mistakes? God is always ready to forgive! (Like John Van said, "It is never a bad time to ask for God's forgiveness!") This does not mean that there will not be consequences for our sins! Four of David's sons would die because of his sin! One of his sons (Absalom) would try to kill David and steal his throne!
God could forgive David because of what Christ was going to do for him and for us!
Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.