A daily devotional to reset and re-centre our lives around God’s word

2 Samuel 12:20-25

20 Then David got up from the ground. After he had washed, put on lotions and changed his clothes, he went into the house of the Lord and worshiped. Then he went to his own house, and at his request they served him food, and he ate.

21 His attendants asked him, “Why are you acting this way? While the child was alive, you fasted and wept, but now that the child is dead, you get up and eat!”

22 He answered, “While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept. I thought, ‘Who knows? The Lord may be gracious to me and let the child live.’ 23 But now that he is dead, why should I go on fasting? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me.”

24 Then David comforted his wife Bathsheba, and he went to her and made love to her. She gave birth to a son, and they named him Solomon. The Lord loved him; 25 and because the Lord loved him, he sent word through Nathan the prophet to name him Jedidiah.


  • What was David’s response when God’s judgement was carried out?
  • Jedidiah means ‘loved by the Lord.’ Has God taken away his love from David? How so?
  • Jesus took the judgement I deserved on the cross. When is the time for me to ask for God’s mercy?
  • How earnestly am I praying for God to have mercy on me and those who don’t know him?
  • Praise God for his mercy on us in Christ
  • Ask God to be merciful on those around you who don’t know Jesus.
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