I Samuel 28:20 - II Samuel 12:10
Quite a bit of killing in this section of reading. All for what seemed to be good intentions.
The killing of Saul and Jonathan was supposed to please David and it did not. The killing of Ishobosheth was supposed to please David and it did not.
David's wives get taken and David turns to the Lord.
"And David's two wives were taken captives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite.
And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God." I Samuel 30:5-6
The Philistines hear that David is King of Israel and come down to fight him. David turns to the Lord.
"But when the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines came up to seek David; and David heard of it, and went down to the hold.
And David enquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I go up to the Philistines? wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the Lord said unto David, Go up: for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into thine hand." II Samuel 5:17 &19
David takes Bathsheba and has Uriah killed. The Lord comes to David.
"And the Lord sent Nathan unto David." II Samuel 12:1a
I need to learn that as a Christian I am not going to get away with things like other people may seem to get away with things. All this killing going around and it seems as if the Lord is just watching from the sidelines. Then David kills an innocent man and here comes the Lord. As God's child were are not going to get away with it because God loves us and wants to use us for his glory.
Consequently, no one ever really gets away with sin anyways.