These are my Answers to BSF Bible Study questions for People of the Promised Land Lesson 20 Day 5
13. David went into the house of the Lord and worshiped.
After a week of humbling himself through fasting and prayer, David got up off the ground, bathed and put on clean clothes. Then he “went into the house of the Lord and worshiped.” (2 Samuel 12:20 ESV & NKJV)
The ability to worship and honor God in a time of trial or crisis is a wonderful demonstration of spiritual confidence. (Guzik)
Just as in the natural, David removed his stench by bathing and anointing himself with sweet smelling oils, God removed the spiritual stench of sin and anointed him with the fragrance of his grace.
He ate food to refresh his physical body and his spiritual being also experienced a time of refreshing.
For he will hide me in his shelter
in the day of trouble;
he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;
he will lift me high upon a rock.
And now my head shall be lifted up
above my enemies all around me,
and I will offer in his tent
sacrifices with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make melody to the Lord. (Psalm 27:5-6 ESV)
Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago. (Acts 3:
David returns to his duty as general of Israel’s army. He gathers the troops, and God gives them victory. David takes a gold crown weighing 75 pounds! He also brings home “vast treasures of the city. (Voice)”
In time, God blesses David and Bathsheba with another son named Solomon. The Lord loved him.
Here is the great forgiveness and tenderness of God. He did not hold a grudge against David and Bathsheba. The days of blessing and fruitfulness were not over for David.
i. “David’s best sons came of Bath-sheba; because they were the fruit of their humiliation.” (Trapp) ( Guzik)
13. Nathan and Joab
As God’s obedient servant, Nathan confronted David and challenged him to face the truth of his actions.
Whatever God said, Nathan was bold enough to deliver good news and bad news.
Joab was David’s obedient servant to a fault.
He carried out David’s instruction that caused the death of Uriah and others.
Emboldened by his success at capturing the water supply, Joab boldly asks David to gather the troops to finish the conquest. He
14. God’s grace
During low points in my life when I felt alone and betrayed, my behavior was ungodly. I meditated on the Psalms. The imprecatory Psalms.
When I wore myself out, I repented of my actions, attitudes, and comments.
It’s easy to say love your enemies and do good to those who despitefully use you. But not so easy to do.
I hope I am patient, merciful, and weep with those who weep.
I hope I ask God how to deliver timely words of wisdom and restoration.
I’d love to hear how others answered this question.