Scripture Reading: Romans 4:6-8
"David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin." David lived under the dispensation of the Law of Moses. He was obedient, and he was disobedient. He was faithful, and he was unfaithful. He was at times blessed by God; he was at times chastised by God.
Had it not been for the grace of God, surely this faithful but errant king could have destroyed himself by his many indiscretions. David's boldest departure from the straight and narrow path, was committing adultery, followed by murdering the husband of the adulterous partner, then marrying the victim's widow. "But the thing that David had done displeased the Lord" (II Samuel n.av). Of course, David was penitent: "Have mercy upon me, 0 God .... Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me" (Psalm 51:1-3).
"And David said unto [the prophet] Nathan, I have sinned against the Lord. And Nathan said unto David, The Lord also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die" (II Samuel 12:13). God tempered His grace by chastening the king through the death of the child of David's illicit union but forgave him nevertheless.
Solomon, son of David and Bathsheba and newly enthroned King of Israel, prayed humbly for nothing more than wisdom to reign over God's people. God displayed his pleasure by showering Solomon with added riches and long life .... Abounding grace under the law!
How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4
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