Why Didn’t God Punish King David Himself after He Made Love and Impregnated Uriah’s Wife?
2 Sa 11:1 to 2 Sa 12:23
David was punish.
2 Sam 12:9-12
9 Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the Lord, to do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon.
10 Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house; because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy wife.
11 Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun.
12 For thou didst it secretly: but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun.
David's adultery with Bathsheba was a sin of passion, a sin of the moment that overtook him, but his sin of having Uriah killed was a premeditated crime that was deliberate and disgraceful. This may be why 1 Kings 15:5 emphasizes "the matter of Uriah the Hittite" and says nothing about Bathsheba. But the Lord judged both sins and David paid dearly for his lust and deceit
The sword did not depart from the king's household, and his wives were taken and violated just as he had taken Bathsheba. Indeed, David did pay four-fold, for Bathsheba's baby died, and his sons Amnon, Absalom, and Adonijah were slain (13:29; 18:14-15; 1 Kings 2:25). David's beautiful daughter Tamar was raped by her half brother (chap. 13), and David's concubines were humiliated publicly by Absalom when he captured the kingdom (16:22). For the rest of David's lifetime, he experienced one tragedy after another, either in his family or in the kingdom. What a price he paid for those few minutes of passion with his neighbor's wife!
The punishments God assigned to David were already stated in the covenant God had with Israel and which the king was expected to obey (Lev 26; Deut 27:1-30:20). If the nation rebelled against God, He would slay their sons in battle (Lev 26:17; Deut 28:25-26), take away their children (Lev 26:22; Deut 28:18), give their wives to others (Deut 28:30), and even take Israel out of its land into foreign exile (Deut 28:63-68). Because of Absalom's rebellion, David was forced to flee Jerusalem and live in the wilderness. But the covenant also included a section on repentance and pardon (Deut 30; Lev 26:40ff), and David took it seriously.
YIKES!!!! And you wonder why people turn away from this god????
“…and his wives were taken and violated just as he had taken Bathsheba. Indeed, David did pay four-fold, for Bathsheba's baby died..”
OK, so David' s wives deserved this treat after they had already been cheated on???
“…(13:29; 18:14-15; 1 Kings 2:25). David's beautiful daughter Tamar was raped by her half brother (chap. 13), and David's concubines were humiliated publicly by Absalom when he captured the kingdom (16:22). For the rest of David's lifetime, he experienced one tragedy after another, either in his family or in the kingdom….”
What was the punishment for the half brother after Raping his sister???
My goodness, I sure hope Uriah's wife was really worth it, how loving of god to set Dave back on the right track!!
Seriously though, as any terrorist would tell you, god needs you to punish people for him!!
The answers given thus far are accurate. David paid consequences for his sin. Just a point to keep in mind, though. Under the Old Covenant (Old Testament), there was no Savior yet, and God's people were under the Law of Moses, the law of sin and death, or "sin and consequences (discipline of God)".
So many use these examples to point to God being a cruel God, because they don't acknowledge this is the very reason God came to us in the person of Jesus Christ to die the most painful, shameful death, not having any sin deserving of punishment. Those who receive Him as Savior are not under His wrath; however, they are still persecuted, even to death, by those who hate God and His people. Because Christ rose from the dead, He also gave us victory over death and eternal life. Those who continue to hate God and reject His salvation are indeed under the Old Law of sin and death; thus the "Day of Lord", the "Wrath of God" prophesied to come.
God forgave David because of David's repentance, though David and his family had to pay the price to obtain this forgiveness. Jesus Christ came from the lineage of David, the tribe of Judah! WOW.
YOU MADE A STATEMENT THERE WAS NO SAVIOR, HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT, THE ALMIGHTY SAID TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE HE WASD OUR SAVIOR, THE REDEMER, OUR KING HE IS OUR EVERYTHING. HASHEM IS ALL WE NEED. WE NEED TO REPENT JUST LIKE DAVID, IT HAS TO BE FROM DEE[P I
David repented from his heart, and even said that a sacrifice would not please God, so God was thrilled that David was moved in his heart because of his sin. But the son of Promise was not to come from Uriah.
Same thing as Abraham with Hagar.
Davids child with Bathsheba died so yes David was punished plus the sword never left his family. Later God blessed him with his son Solomen another child of David and Bathsheba's, hense God forgave his contrite heart! read Psalms 51
God did punish David. Read 2 Samuel 12:10 and also remember that the baby died. But, in the case of David, what he did "right" outweighed what he did wrong. Read 1 Kings 15:5
(God knows better than to, "throw out the baby with the bathwater.")
ya indeed the baby boy was dead...and god warned him through the prophet
Because he made atonement for his sin. God forgives sinner who ask for forgiveness.
God did. God allowed the child to die. What greater punishment can there have been than the death of your child?
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