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2 Samuel 11:27 When the mourning was over, David sent and brought [Bathsheba] to his house, and she became his wife, and bore him a son. But the thing that David had done displeased the Lord.
God knows what utter savagery David is capable of committing—the same kinds you and I are capable of—and loves us anyway. This boggles the mind. Thanks be to God.
MOVING FORWARD: All of us have the capacity for deep love and deep awfulness. How do you reconcile these things about yourself and those you love?