2 Samuel 12:11–15 NIV
11 “This is what the Lord says: ‘Out of your own household I am going to bring calamity on you. Before your very eyes I will take your wives and give them to one who is close to you, and he will sleep with your wives in broad daylight. 12 You did it in secret, but I will do this thing in broad daylight before all Israel.’ ” 13 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. 14 But because by doing this you have shown utter contempt for the Lord, the son born to you will die.” 15 After Nathan had gone home, the Lord struck the child that Uriah’s wife had borne to David, and he became ill.
- David is judged by God for his relationship with Bathsheba. Does David repent from his sins?
- Is there still a price to be paid for his sin?
- What is the point of repentance if we still pay a price?
- If we are truly sorry, do we reject the idea of “paying a price?”