Redeemed 

1 Chronicles 3:5
“And these were born to him in Jerusalem: Shimea, Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon—four by Bathshua the daughter of Ammiel.”

As we seek to follow Christ, we often fall along the way. Sometimes, we may only slightly stumble, while at other times, we may take quite a hard fall. It is not uncommon after failing, falling, or having a set back, that we may feel as though we can no longer follow or serve Christ. Without even knowing it, we have turned our relationship with the Lord into something reward based. We think we are blessed when we do what is right, and once we fail, we are no longer worthy of His love, favor or calling. Without a doubt, the low point in David’s life was when he fell into sin with Bathsheba. How remarkable to find that the next king of Israel would be her son, Solomon. The grace of God is an ocean so deep we could never fathom its depth or stop its flow. No matter how far we have fallen, He is able to redeem us completely.

While the Bible in no way condones sin, and we know that David’s actions had devastating affects upon his family and the nation, we also know God was able to redeem his failure for the furtherance of the kingdom. If you have fallen, it is time to get back up and rest in the remarkable grace of God. It is time to start walking with Him once again, and let Him turn your tragedy into His triumph.

Pastor Jim

 

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