The consequences to David’s deceit were relayed from the Lord through Nathan. You can read it for yourself in 2 Samuel 12:10-12. I hate reading chapter 13. One of David’s sons set up a deceitful plan and raped his sister. Then one of his sons set up a deceitful plot and killed that brother.
We do not often reap in the same season that we sow in. Absalsom didn’t kill Amon until two years later. It was several years after that that Absalom’s treason took place and verse 12 was fulfilled.
Galatians 6:7 says, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.”
I willfully disobeyed the Lord in 1975. I reaped that disobedience 10 years! The path of obedience is strewn with grace, but the path of disobedience is a mire, a swamp, or a treacherous path of calamity.
Jeremiah 17:10 says, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?” Fortunately the Lord knows everything. Nothing is hidden from Him!
I love John 3:21 which says, “But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”
Authentic followers of Jesus walk in the light. They want the Lord to be glorified in all that they do. They want His name to be praised. They want to make Him known through their walk of righteousness.
Proverbs 4:18 says, “But the path of the just is like a shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.” John 1:4-5 says, “In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness…” We are to let our light so shine before all men. We can’t do that if we are walking in dark deceit.