David’s son had died.
What did he do?
“But now he has died; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again?
I will go to him, but he will not return to me.”
Then David comforted his wife Bathsheba, and went in to her and lay with her;
and she gave birth to a son, and he named him Solomon.
Now the LORD loved him and sent word through Nathan the prophet,
and he named him Jedidiah for the LORD’S sake.
Can you imagine the heartbreak?
All the varied ways that the enemy came against David and Bathsheba?
David comforted her.
She conceived again.
David named this son Solomon - the name means “peace”.
The Lord brought peace.
But there was more.
The Lord loved this son.
The Lord sent Word through Nathan the prophet.
The boy was to have another name - Jedidiah - the name means “beloved of Jehovah”.
He was to be named Jedidiah for the Lord’s sake.
Solomon…peace…for the sake of David and Bathsheba.
Jedidiah…beloved of Jehovah…for the sake of the Lord.
Do you see the compassion and mercy of the Lord?
He is without measure as to His love for those who love Him.