2 Samuel 11-12
During a time when Israel was at war, David remained home instead of going with his soldiers. During this time he sees Bathsheba, the wife or Uriah. He brings her into his home & sleeps with her. After hearing she is pregnant, David kills Uriah in battle. The Lord condemns David for his sinful act. The prophet Nathan tells David that his own family will bring disaster upon him, and that the child Bathsheba births will die. This son dies and she soon after births Solomon.
What we see in David is that he is just as sinful as the rest of us. There is no way we can condone his actions. But, what we do see is the speed at which he runs to the Lord in repentance. Once he is confronted with his sin, he calls it what it is before the Lord. That is how fast we ought to repent of our sins, knowing that God is faithful & just to forgive our sins (1 John 1:9). Ultimately, David’s actions show us our need for a savior who can save us from our sin. That savior is Jesus.
How quickly do you turn to the Lord & repent when you sin?