Today's Favorite Verse: 2 Samuel 12:14
"Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto thee shall surely die."
Because of David's sin with Bathsheba, the illegitimate child born from that union was to die. I do not mourn for the child, for it was taken into the bosom of the Lord. It was David and Bathsheba that would suffer for the loss of their child. I pondered on why that needed to be. I think with the eye for an eye, mosaic law that they lived under that sign needed to be given, that David would not prosper in wickedness. Even the enemies of the Lord could not say that God was not being just in this matter. It gave no rise to scorn. It made me think of Uzzah that touched the ark of the covenant to steady it and died for it, because he was not a Levite. God had to show a stiffnecked people there were penalties for breaking his commandments. The child did not suffer, it was his parents that did. David lost his eternal exaltation. Yet at the end the Lord is pleased with David and Bathshebe and their new son Solomon. Eventually the Savior's mortal line would come through them.