This week in the morning revival we are coming to Psalm 51, a psalm of David’s repentance to the Lord after he sinned with Bath-Sheba, the one who was the wife of Uriah. On this blog we shared concerning this more extensively in articles like, our transgression plus our repentance joining God’s forgiveness issues in something for the building, and, we are all vulnerable to sin: we need to see the consequences to sin and repent and confess our sins. Also, we have touched this matter via, Who may sojourn in God’s tent? Only Christ is qualified, and, a turn from keeping the law and being good Christians to enjoying Christ and living Christ.
But there is so much more to see of this, and there’s new light shining every day concerning this matter! David, a man after God’s heart, failed to such an extent that he committed adultery with the one who was the wife of Uriah (a Hittite, a heathen) and then he arranged things in such a way that Uriah would be killed and he, David, would take his wife as being his. Psalm 51 is a psalm of David’s repentance after the prophet Nathan came to him to expose him of his sin (2 Sam. 12:1-12). Even though David failed God greatly, he also repented deeply for his sin. And God forgave his sin – a great sin matched with a deep repentance brought in God’s gracious forgiveness…
Two marriages: one physical and one spiritual
There were two marriages in this story – the first one was the physical one, David marrying her who had been the wife of Uriah (Matt. 1:6), and the other was a spiritual one. The physical marriage was the result of an adultery, and it is not recommended nor positive in any way… The spiritual marriage was David’s transgression and his repentance marrying God’s forgiveness – and the result was Solomon, someone who builds up the building of God. The church is always built up by this kind of a person, Solomon, the issue of man’s transgression and man’s repentance plus God’s forgiveness.
Don’t say, Let’s do evil that good may come!
In a way, if in our Christian life we didn’t have a great failure – something that we do which makes the other saints shake their head when they think about it – we cannot say we have experienced a great repentance matched by God’s forgiveness… No, we don’t want to say, Let us do evil so that good may later come. We don’t want to tempt God nor do we desire to willingly fail, but we may fail and commit a great sin – we may have a great failure – and there will be a deep repentance that will follow… If you have been and still are a typically good person who “has never murdered others”, who has never transgressed, and who has never needed to repent, then God does not need to forgive you. If this is the case, then there will never be a Solomon, and the temple of God will never be built up. O, Lord…
The issue – Solomon, also called, Jedidiah
The issue of David’s great transgression and his thorough repentance plus God’s forgiveness was a son, which David named Solomon (2 Sam. 12:24) – meaning, Peaceful. God forgave David, and he had peace. But it also says that “And Jehovah loved him; and He sent word through Nathan the prophet and called his name Jedidiah for Jehovah’s sake” (2 Sam. 12:25). God doesn’t love it when we fail, but He knows that it is after a great failure and a deep repentance He can come in to greatly forgive, and the result is Solomon, Jedidiah, someone loved by God, something that is for the building up of the Body of Christ…
It is Solomon who builds up the church
There is no doubt that David sinned greatly, and he caused God’s name to be ill-spoken of for many generation and many ages. Even today we shake our head when we read this…. but we all are “in the same boat”. Yes, we need to be right in God’s eyes and with all men, and we may also be those who don’t usually do “bad things”… But no matter how hard you try, sooner or later something will happen. This is not a prophecy, but it is the human life with the human experience… You don’t plan for it, nor do you want it to happen. After you commit such a transgression, you can truly find the gift of repentance and you will see that the Lord is there ready to forgive.
After repenting to the Lord, you will have another “marriage”, where your transgression and your repentance marries God’s forgiveness, and Solomon is brought forth. Solomon is peaceful to you and beloved of the Lord – this one builds the church, the house of God, His habitation. [sharing inspired from the Life-study of Matthew message 3, as quoted in the Morning Revival on the Crystallization-Study of Psalms (1); you can get the morning revival book online or become a fan on Facebook for more updates ]
Oh Lord…. have mercy on us! We don’t ask for such experiences, yet we want to be for Your building! May something be produced in us that is for the building of the Body of Christ. Continue operating in us, Lord, and produce Solomon in us. We pray, save us from temptation, and deliver us from the evil one. Lord, grant us the gift of repentance, and may Your building may be edified through all our experiences of Christ…
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