Stepping Stones Week 18

In the Bible, much has been written by and about David. Was he perfect? No. The ideal model for all Christians?
Definitely not. 2 Samuel 13:14 tells us that David was a man after God’s own heart, but we also know that he was a
covetous adulterer and a devious murderer. So why would he be called a man after God’s own heart? The key to
understanding David lies in his ability to change directions. When David realizes his sin, he repents. You can read
about this in 2 Samuel 12:13 and Psalm 51. David repents and his relationship with God is restored.

Repentance is confessing to God, turning away from sin, and turning toward Christ. Repentance is a necessary step
to salvation and an on-going habit for believers.

If we truly repent, the Bible tells us that God promises to give us salvation, forgiveness, a new heart, a new spirit,
the gift of the Holy Spirit, and a right relationship with him! As we dig into the topic of repentance, where do you
need to follow David’s example of changing direction and realigning with God’s plan and purpose for your life?

– Mrs. Speece

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