All of David’s sins cost him the privilege of building God’s Temple. But he was still a man after God’s own heart. His sins, both before and after his desire to build the temple, hurt others, both on a small scale within his family and on a large scale within the people of God. But God still kept his promise and not only established David’s son as king but placed his descendant on the throne forever.
From the beginning of human history, humans have been waiting. Waiting for things promised.
The restoration of humanity and the rest of creation to the design of the Garden. A place in the Kingdom of God. God’s people, from the beginning, were told about a blessed promise, a coming King who would rule forever. But they did not get to see it. Some did not get to see it because of their sins. Others did not get to see the promised saviour not because of any wrongdoing on their part, but because it was not time.
But if we really hear these stories, they seem to just glorify sin. And this is why I – and many others who have the same story as I do – often feel that our stories are inadequate.
Probably due to my parents love for each other and for history (there favorite year is the Battle of Hastings, do you know when that is?), both my brother and I developed a strong love for all things back then. I assume this is why I a so in love with Church History.