Thursday, August 16
Today's reading: 2 Samuel 12:1-15
Nathan gets the unpleasant (but absolutely necessary) task of confronting David about his sinful actions with regard to Bathsheba and Uriah. Knowing that this interaction will be a difficult one, Nathan starts off with a metaphor that David can easily understand, and then uses that fictitious story to directly and candidly confront David about the horrific wrong he's done and the consequences that will follow. It's a thought-provoking exchange that provides an example of corrective confrontation done well, from both the giving (Nathan) and receiving (David) parties.
What's one thing you learned or saw from either Nathan or David about corrective confrontation-giving, receiving and/or responding to correction? What does this account show about the value of having strong, godly friends and mentors? Tami
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