WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24
Scripture: 2 Samuel 12:24-25
In 2 Samuel 12:24-25 we find that David went on to the last step in birthing a new beginning. In the final step, King David went back and comforted Bathsheba his wife and he went into her. It was like a fresh start, and they had another child. He called his name Solomon and the Lord loved him. This passage says, “Then David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in to her and lay with her. So she bore a son, and he called his name Solomon. Now the Lord loved him, and He sent word by the hand of Nathan the prophet: So he called his name Jedidiah, because of the Lord.” ‘Jedidiah’ means greatly loved. After God took their first son, David ministered mercy and restoration to his wife Bathsheba. After their marriage they had a son, Solomon, and the Lord loved Solomon. How much did the Lord love Solomon? Solomon was to become the wisest and the richest man who ever lived. Now that is a testimony! It is a testimony to the power of the covenant of Sure Mercy. It is a testimony to the power of becoming blameless, faultless and spotless. It is a testimony to the power of forgiveness that is in the Blood of Christ. We have it and it is time we appropriate it and walk in full faith and confidence of what God has done for us. It is certainly clear that God chose normal people for His family. We cannot escape this truth. God chose some seriously flawed people, He redeemed their flaws and made them people of great faith and stature, and they carried His Kingdom and built it. We are called to be those people in the last days and we have a worldwide harvest to birth so we better get with it. Let us accept our redemption! Many of us need to give ourselves permission to embrace a new beginning!