Bible verse and quote
by Jan Couns
(God to David through Nathan) I made you king over Israel and Judah. I freed you from the fist of Saul. I gave you . wives to have and to hold. And if that hadn't been enough, I'd have gladly thrown in much more. So why . evil? 2 Samuel 12:7-9
It is ungrateful to covet what God has prohibited, while we have liberty to pray for what God has promised, and that is enough. Matthew Henry, 1662-1714, was a Welsh-born, English nonconformist minister and Bible commentator.
(God through Nathan to David) Why did you despise the word of the Lord by doing what is evil.? You struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword .of the Ammonites . and took his wife to be your own. 2 Samuel 12:9
The law is not the arbitrary edicts of a capricious despot, but the wise, holy loving precepts of one who is jealous . for the good of His people. Ernest Reisinger "Law and Gospel"
(God tells David the consequences of his sin) .the sword shall never depart from your house, .adversity against you from your own house; .your wives (taken) before your eyes and given . to your neighbor, and he shall lie with your wives in the sight of this sun. 2 Samuel 12:10-11
If a man gets drunk and goes out and breaks his leg so that it must be removed, God will forgive him if he asks it, but he will have to hop around on one leg all his life. Dwight Lyman Moody, 1837-99
For you (sinned) secretly, but I will (allow the consequences) before all Israel, before the sun (in broad daylight for all to see). 2 Samuel 12:12
Sin not only saturates our souls, but permeates into all that surrounds us, seeping into the very fabric of our world leaving a stain that betrays us.
Then David said to Nathan, ‘I have sinned against the Lord.’ 2 Samuel 12:13a
Repentance is not self-loathing, but God-loving. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, 1895–1979
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