King David had many sons, many choices for someone to proceed him as king. Yet he chose Solomon.
Solomon was the child born from David’s most renown sin. When David should have been at war, he was home napping, and spotted a beautiful woman innocently fulfilling the law of purification. He spotted her, took her, slept with her and then killed her husband as a cover-up. Solomon was the product of that relationship.
Why choose Solomon, a child born out of lust and sin to sit on the throne? Perhaps Solomon is a reminder for all time of this sweet truth:
GOD CAN REDEEM ANYTHING, EVEN OUR GREATEST MISTAKES AND MORAL FAILURES.
Solomon is not a reminder of David’s sin. He is a reminder of God’s grace and mercy. What sin or mistake do you regret? The affair? The addiction? Not spending enough time with your children? Loosing your temper? The Promiscuous years? The divorce? The marriage?
Whatever it is, it is not beyond God’s grace. God wants to take your failures and turned them into a story of His goodness. He wants to take your shortcomings, your sin, and flip the script and turn it into your greatest victory, your greatest testimony.
Will you give it to him? Will you give him your mistakes, your failures, your sin and allow Him to forgive you, to redeem you, to restore you? Will you let go of the regret and forgive yourself? God’s love for you is bigger than your mistake. God’s love for you is stronger than the affair, stronger than the addiction, stronger than the divorce, stronger than sexual sins, stronger than your anger, stronger than the divorce.
God can and will redeem your past.
“For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value. It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God.”
1 Peter 1:18-19 NLT