“I Will Go To Him…”
“I Will Go To Him…”
The Lord struck David’s son with sickness.
David went before the Lord to inquire of Him.
David did so all night.
Now, watch what happens…
2 Sa 12:15-23
So Nathan went to his house.
Then the LORD struck the child that Uriah’s widow bore to David, so that he was very sick.
David therefore inquired of God for the child;
and David fasted and went and lay all night on the ground.
The elders of his household stood beside him in order to raise him up from the ground,
but he was unwilling and would not eat food with them.
Then it happened on the seventh day that the child died.
And the servants of David were afraid to tell him that the child was dead, for they said,
“Behold, while the child was still alive, we spoke to him and he did not listen to our voice.
How then can we tell him that the child is dead, since he might do himself harm!”
But when David saw that his servants were whispering together, David perceived that the child was dead; so David said to his servants, “Is the child dead?” And they said, “He is dead.”
So David arose from the ground, washed, anointed himself, and changed his clothes;
and he came into the house of the LORD and worshiped.
Then he came to his own house, and when he requested, they set food before him and he ate.
Then his servants said to him, “What is this thing that you have done?
While the child was alive, you fasted and wept;
but when the child died, you arose and ate food.”
He said, “While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept; for I said,
‘Who knows, the LORD may be gracious to me, that the child may live.’
“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.”
David inquired…fasted for seven days.
His servants were concerned about him.
When the child died, the servants were fearful of telling David due to his behavior.
They were concerned he would harm himself.
What would he do?
When David discerned that the child had died, he asked the servants.
David than arose.
Changed his clothes.
Went into the house of the Lord.
David then went into his house and requested a meal.
The servants were confuse.
David’s behavior was basically opposite of they expected.
They finally ask David why.
He responds profoundly.
While the child lived he fasted and wept…who knew? Perhaps the Lord would be merciful.
When the child died, why fast?
David acknowledged that he could not bring the child back.
David then stated that he would go to the child.
David knew that he would eventually die.
David knew that the child was somewhere else…in the hands of God.
David knew that he would also be in the hands of God…someday.
Do we know?