S E C O N D S A M U E L
The foregoing chapter gave us the account of
David's sin; this gives us the account of his repentance. Though he
fell, he was not utterly cast down, but, by the grace of God,
recovered himself, and found mercy with God. Here is, I. His
conviction, by a message Nathan brought him from God, which was a
parable that obliged him to condemn himself (ver. 1-6), and the application of the
parable, in which Nathan charged him with the sin (ver. 7-9) and pronounced sentence
upon him,, ver. 10-12.
II. His repentance and remission, with a proviso, ver. 13, 14. III. The sickness
and death of the child, and his behaviour while it was sick and
when it was dead (ver.
15-23), in both which David gave evidence of his
repentance. IV. The birth of Solomon, and God's gracious message
concerning him, in which God gave an evidence of his reconciliation
to David, ver. 24, 25.
V. The taking of Rabbah (ver.
26-31), which is mentioned as a further instance that
God did not deal with David according to his sins.