WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
Scripture: II Samuel 12:20-25
David chose to complete the steps of restoration, from washing, to anointing, to changing his clothes, to worshipping, and then showing mercy to Bathsheba to restore her so they could both begin to walk before the Lord in righteousness. God responded to their repentance by giving them another child. This one would become the wisest man who ever lived. This is the one who built the Temple. Once again God demonstrated His ability to restore and redeem failure by bringing blessing out of failure. Redeeming failure ultimately praises God and fulfills His purpose in the earth. The covenant of Sure Mercy guarantees restoration for all in the midst of failure. Are we willing to take it? Judgment on sexual sin only comes on those who refuse mercy by steadfastly choosing sin over repentance!