Restoring a Banished Son
Wes McAdams   -  

David’s sin with Bathsheba broke his family. After the events of chapter 12, everything seems to fall apart for David. His children sin greatly against one another. But in the midst of it all, David is given an opportunity to bring an exiled son back home. In doing so, David demonstrates the grace and mercy of God (and the coming Messiah), who is not content to allow his children to remain estranged from him. Are we taking the next steps back home? And, are we demonstrating the same willingness to restore those who are estranged?  (Scripture: 2 Samuel 14:4-14)