By Pastor Dr. Ronnie W. WolfeIt is assumed that some people turned away from David for his sin with Bathsheba (this cannot be of certainty). These, it is surmised, turned back to him after he had been afflicted and corrected by God and after his great conviction of heart as recorded in Psalm 51.
When a sinner returns to the Lord, and his ways be converted from sinfulness to right living, the fellowship will be sweet.
Gal. 6:1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
So, as Galatians tells us, we should consider ourselves lest we be tempted also. Temptation comes in many forms. That which tempts one person may not tempt another, but we are all susceptible to temptation and its consequences.
When we sin, 1 John 2:1 says . . . And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
Our Advocate, of course, is Jesus Christ; and he can bring back the separation that sin has made between the sinner and his Christian brothers upon the sinner's repentance. Restoration among the people of God is a wonderful experience. We should all be very happy when a believer who has fallen into sin has returned to the fold in contrition and repentance.