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Where Was God?
Laura Booz: Hi there. You’re listening to Expect Something Beautiful with Laura Booz.
Recently, I’ve been studying the book of 2 Samuel in the Bible, and my study guide posed a couple of questions that really stumped me. I’m wondering if I could kind of talk it out with you today?
So, David had finally become king. He was the king everyone had waited for, a king after God’s own heart. He was anointed by Samuel, foreshadowing Jesus. I assumed this would be an era of peace for Israel. Surely, King David would reign on his throne with perfect wisdom. Surely, Israel would settle down, plant gardens, keep the feasts, and worship God with full and contented hearts. But sadly, this is not what happened.
Instead, David commits adultery and murder. When David repents, God responds with mercy and judgment. David lives, but his baby dies. We see God’s people …
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