“David Inquired of the Lord”

September 1, 2018

“David Inquired of the Lord”

Blessings folk!

David had learned that the Lord forgave him.
He would not die.
But, the sword would not depart from his family.
And his son that the wife of Uriah now carried would die.

David’s response?

2 Sa 12:15-16

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 Lord had finished speaking through Nathan.
Nathan went home.

The Lord then struck the child with sickness.

Job 1:21

And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb,
and naked shall I return thither:
the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away;
blessed be the name of the LORD.

David then inquired of the Lord for the child.
David fasted before the Lord for the child.
David laid all night before the Lord for the child.


The Lord had already told him that the child would die.

Why intercede?
Why fast?
Why inquire of the Lord?

David tells his servants later…

2Sa 12:22

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.’

David had experienced the grace and mercy of the Lord.

Perhaps the Lord would do so again.
Perhaps not.

All David knew was that he could come before the Lord and inquire…then rest upon that which the Lord decided.

May we do likewise.