Have you ever done something you were ashamed of? How did you respond afterwards? Did you openly admit your sin or did you try to pretend it never happened? Were others impacted by your actions?

In this week’s episode of All God’s Women, we look at Bathsheba, a woman caught in a scandalous situation. Was she an innocent victim or a willing participant? Either way, we can learn from her life’s experiences.

We serve a God of second chances. Whatever we’ve done in the past, however vile it might be, God always offer us the opportunity to come clean and start afresh. Sure, there will be consequences that we may live with for the rest of our lives. We may even deal with consequences of other people’s sins. But even those negative consequences can be used for God’s glory. 

God loves us. God loves you. 

You may have been in the wrong place at the wrong time. You may have given into temptation. You may have succumbed to someone stronger than you. You may have a long list of things you’ve done that you regret.

Perhaps you’re thinking that you’re too far gone, that the consequences are too great. But please know. You’re never too far gone. God is always there with open arms waiting for you to turn around and return to Him. Don’t wait. Today is the day to start anew.

Bible Study

Scripture Background

2 Samuel 11-12
1 Kings 1

Bible Study Review

  1. What should David have been doing instead of walking around on his roof?
  2. What was the punishment for adultery?
  3. How did David find out Bathsheba was pregnant?

Thoughts to Ponder

  1. What might have happened had Bathsheba resisted David’s advances?
  2. Why did David not mourn when his baby died?
  3. How was Bathsheba redeemed from her past?

Personal Reflection

  1. Do you ever flaunt yourself when you should be more modest?
  2. Has God given you a second chance in your life?
  3. How are you alike and different from Bathsheba?

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About the Author Sharon Wilharm

Christian women’s speaker, Sharon Wilharm, is a ministry leader, podcast host, and female filmmaker whose stories have impacted audiences around the globe. An accomplished storyteller, Sharon draws the audience in with humor, engages them with stories, then ties everything together to bring to light spiritual truths. Her heart’s desire is to encourage women in their walk with the Lord, showing them how to find God’s will for their life through prayer and scripture. “God is the Master Storyteller,” says Sharon. “I love helping women see how God is always at work behind the scenes laying the foundation for the glorious future He has in store for us.” Sharon is a firm believer in the power of prayer and has many stories to share of God working in miraculous ways in her own life as well as those around her. She’s passionate about teaching women how to pray and loves engaging with women in personal prayer. Wherever she goes, she finds herself surrounded by women in need of prayer, and she considers it an honor to pray with women whether they’re friends, family, or complete strangers. Sharon has enjoyed a lifelong fascination with women of the Bible and loves applying the biblical stories to modern situations. She teaches a Women Through the Bible study at her church, applying the S.O.A.P. method of scripture study. She especially enjoys delving into lesser known women and discovering encouraging truths for women of today. She recently launched a new podcast where she works her way through the Bible sharing the stories of All God’s Women.

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