Daily Encouragement: Year 2, Day 329

From Handbook to God’s Promises

GOD’S WORDS ARE ETERNAL AND UNCHANGING

2 Samuel 12:10: No Departures

Because of David’s adultery, God’s sword will linger over the king’s descendants. Even though God forgives David when he repents (see Psalm 51), the sin’s aftereffects erupt in his later family troubles. Although God forgives any transgression, the consequences of sin may filter down to future generations (Exodus 34:7). This is good motivation for us not to indulge in willful sin.