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Powered by 4 - July 21, 2012

  • 2012 Jul 21


Necessary Talking-to

today's reading.
2 Samuel 12:1-23   And the Lord sent Nathan to David. He came to him and said to him, "There were two men in a certain city, the one rich and the other poor...

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After David sleeps with Bathsheba and sets Uriah up to be killed in battle, the Lord sends Nathan to confront David about his sin. And confront he does. Nathan doesn't pull any punches. He doesn't skirt the issue. He doesn't elude to "possible sin" and hope David gets it. He's direct and he lets David know 100% that what he did was wrong and sin, and that there would be consequences for his actions. 

I can't help but think about how difficult and painful this discussion was for both David and Nathan. But it was necessary because, for whatever reason, David seemed to be blinded by his sin. That can happen to us too. And when it does we need a Nathan to come along side and point out our wrongdoing. 

So what did you notice about David as the person being confronted? What did you learn from Nathan as the confronter? Tami W.

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