May 21, II Samuel 12:7-14
Parts of this section can seem hard to take but God is in charge and He does as He pleases, we may not understand. Nathan tells David that he's the guilty party because of the affair and the murder. As stated earlier David could have been stoned, in fact he should have but there were no witnesses. None the less there is a penalty that God exacts for the sin and although David does not die physically, his relationship with God is damaged and the child of that union will die. Looking back a bit there is a principal that plays out in this story and through life in general. God gave David the kingdom and all of Saul's previous possessions. David had it all yet he wanted something more, Bathsheba was apparently a beauty but married to another. It seems a common fault with people as they accumulate things, power, position they want more and so many want what's someone else's.