King David ends up in the wilderness again, this time, arguably, because he loves his son Absalom too much. Absalom eventually dies from the consequences of his choice to try to usurp the kingdom from his father, and even then David mourns for him! David is a great example for all of us who feel foolish and fallible: if he can be “a man after God’s own heart” (1 Samuel 13:14) after continuously sinning and repenting, then so can we.
Questions for further thought:
1. Do you ever feel like you’ve lived so long as a Christian, yet you still make “rookie mistakes” that drive you back to your knees again, seeking forgiveness?
2. Is there any limit to God’s forgiveness, when we seek it?
Challenge: Take time in your prayers today to thank God for the bottomless love and mercy that lets us return again and again and be restored.
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