Why David’s Sin Is Worse than You Thought, Part 3

His sin against Bathsheba

David standing next to Bathsheba. He is wearing reddish brown full length robes and appears to be much older with a bald pate and gray hair and beard. She is seated and fully clothed except for one breast she is moving to cover.

Psalm 51 is a powerful prayer for forgiveness from someone who has sinned grievously, knows he needs to repent, and knows only God can redeem him. The headline says, “A Psalm by David, when Nathan the prophet came to him after he had gone into Bathsheba” (WEB). Even with God’s help, I don’t believe David could have been redeemed without…

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