Friday – May 17, 2024

2 Samuel 11-12; 1 Chronicles 20; Psalm 51, 32; Acts 27

by Kelli Simpkins

“Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.” Psalm 32:1

I had a preacher once who said God would always keep you in his hand; That, “You might wander to the edge of the fingertip, but he’ll always flick you back into his palm.” (It helps if you read that in your best Southern grandpa accent) This is what I thought of while reading about how close to the edge David came after seeing Bathsheba.

In 2 Samuel 11, David was compelled by temptation to sin. Then he chose to keep covering up that sin with more sin, leading him closer and closer to the edge. Because sin can’t go unpunished, in 2 Samuel 12, we see all the fallout that comes from David’s decisions. His family is permanently affected by his actions. But our God is also a God of forgiveness for those who seek it.

In Psalm 51 David pours his heart out to God, admitting his sin and repenting of it. In Psalm 32 we are able to see the joy that comes from the forgiveness he sought and received. Moral of the story: If you are truly repentant, you are never too far gone. God is waiting to hold you. You just have to let him.


  1. Jean says: