2 Samuel 12:7-12..7 Nathan then said to David, “You are the man! Thus says the Lord God of Israel, ‘It is I who anointed you king over Israel and it is I who delivered you from the hand of Saul.
Nathan said “You are the man!” and reminded that the Lord had appointed David king over Israel and delivered him when Saul hunted David to kill him. v.7
8 I also gave you your master’s house and your master’s wives into your care, and I gave you the house of Israel and Judah; and if that had been too little, I would have added to you many more things like these!
The Lord gave David his position as king over Israel and would have given him more if that was too little.
9 Why have you despised the word of the Lord by doing evil in His sight? You have struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword, have taken his wife to be your wife, and have killed him with the sword of the sons of Ammon.
The Lord then named David’s sins:  Dispising the Word of the Lord,  doing evil,  murdering Uriah, and  taking his wife to be your wife. [vv.9-10]
10 Now therefore, the sword shall never depart from your house,… 11 Thus says the Lord, ‘Behold, I will raise up evil against you from your own household; I will even take your wives before your eyes and give them to your companion, and he will lie with your wives in broad daylight. 12 Indeed you did it secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel, and under the sun.’”
Then Nathan turned to David’s punishment. [vv.10-12] “The sword will never depart from your house.“ The punishment levied in v.10 related to David’s breaking the sixth commandment “You shall not murder” A; the consequences in vv.11-12 related to David’s breaking the seventh and eighth commandments “You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal.” B
David had committed adultery, murder and stole another man’s wife after using his position to take advantage of her. By committing this sin, David sowed the seeds of evil upon his own family and Israel. One of David’s sons raped his sister C, another son killed that son D, Absalom almost succeeded in taking the kingdom from David by the sword E and violated his wives “So they pitched a tent for Absalom on the roof, and Absalom went in to his father’s concubines in the sight of all Israel.” [2 Samuel 16:22]. David had sought to keep his sins secret, but the consequence of his sins would be in broad daylight for all Israel to witness. Bathsheba’s grandfather committed suicide, F An unknown number of Israelite soldiers that followed Absalom or David during the rebellion died and there was turmoil in Israel G, and the physical illness of David H. Read 2 Samuel 11-19 for full context.
God ultimately exposes all human sin–not keeping His commandments. “Be sure your sin will find you out” [Numbers 32:23c] and there can be consequences even for forgiven sin.
Henry Luke 7/20/2018