Why do you think David doesn’t recognize his own sin at first?
Who did David wrong?
When have you been wronged by someone?
When have you been confronted about you having wronged someone? How did you react?
Do you see connections between this event and the current conversations and revelations about sexual abuse and sexual harassment?
Acting on the Word
Each night, reflect on your actions of the day. Are there things you did that wronged another? If so, confess your sin to God and seek to find a way to make things right with the person you wronged.
Sunday: 2 Samuel 12:1-15a, King David’s Sin
Monday: 2 Samuel 12:15b-23, Bathsheba’s Child Dies
Tuesday: 2 Samuel 12:24-25, Solomon Is Born
Wednesday: 1 Kings 1:1-21, The Struggle for Succession
Thursday: 1 Kings 1:22-27, The Struggle for the Succession
Friday: 1 Kings 1:28-53, The Accession of Solomon
Saturday: 1 Kings 2:13-25, Solomon Consolidates His Reign
Do you see ways in which the consequences of David’s sin affect what happens to him and his kingdom in these passages? What do David and Solomon do rightly? Where to they stray from God’s intentions?