he proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: (Proverbs 1:1)
Solomon was the son of David, but also the son of Bathsheba. He was her second pregnancy with David. Their first child, the one conceived in adultery, died in infancy. Solomon was their second son, Bathsheba’s delight, and perhaps a constant reminder to David of his sins in the past, even though he received God’s forgiveness. It seems that David was never able to give moral instructions to his children, perhaps because of his own past failures. One of Satan’s tactics is to remind us of our failures even though we have been forgiven and restored. If God doesn’t condemn us, we should not condemn ourselves, and we certainly should point Satan to the cross where all our sins were erased.
Prayer: Father, help us confess our forgiveness as well as our sins. Amen.