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Explain 2 Samuel 12:11-14
Sue, I wanted to mention that God did not ordain that David's wives should be raped. There is no indication that they resisted when David's son went to them. It gets back to the question of free will vs. divine intervention. It seems that God pulled back from "divinely protecting" David and let the free will of men/women prevail - even though it resulted in evil. Rom 1:24 Because of this, God gave them up to impurity in the lusts of their hearts, their bodies to be dishonored among themselves,

Explain 2 Samuel 12:11-14
Hi Sue, The baby's death in itself was not a bad thing - it was just a bad thing for David. For those going to heaven, death is a glorious transformation. A vivid reminder of this came when my cousin died of pancreatic cancer. The Lord let her endure *great* suffering, but in the midst of it she said to me that God had given her peace, and said, "nobody will be as good to you as God is". She knew she was about to be transformed ;O)

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