How King David Learnt About Forgiveness

Mar 31, 2020 11611

How David Learnt About Forgiveness

David learnt about forgiveness. When David, the one who would become king of Israel was young, he thought he understood about forgiveness, but he didn’t. Like so many of us, David learnt about forgiveness by the things that he suffered.

The most important lessons we will ever learn are about forgiveness. And we only really learn then the hard way.

David learnt his need of forgiveness when later in life he awoke one day and realised what he had become – a lustful adulterer and a vile murder. David learnt about forgiveness the hard way.

In his great Psalm of repentance (Ps 51) he cried out to God,

Have mercy on me, O God,

    according to your unfailing love;

according to your great compassion

    blot out my transgressions.

Wash away all my iniquity

    and cleanse me from my sin (vv.1–2).

David learnt the cost of forgiveness when even later on, his own son rebelled against him. What David learnt about forgiveness is that forgiveness costs. When King David heard of Absalon’s death,

The king was overcome with emotion. He went up to the room over the gateway and burst into tears. And as he went, he cried, “O my son Absalom! My son, my son Absalom! If only I had died instead of you! O Absalom, my son, my son” (2 Sam 18:33, NLT)

David learnt about forgiveness.

From David’s life we learn the two great lessons of forgiveness: how free it is from God, and how costly it was to God.

We are forgiven only because of God’s mercy and compassion. We are forgiven because God gave us his one and only Son who died at Calvary.

David learnt about forgiveness. Have you truly learnt the your need of forgiveness, and its cost, yet? There is nothing more important.

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– Eliezer Gonzalez

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Mar 14, 2020

David as is all men born again into the body of Christ which is the Church of Christ Ephesians 1:22,23 are special.


Jan 14, 2020

David has favors with the Lord! For He was God’s beloved warriors and servant character! Karla

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