Reflection on 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13

Scripture
Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.”

Observation
Nathan comes to David to confront him about his sin. He tells David a parable about a rich man who stole a poor man’s only lamb. David is filled with anger at this unjust act.

Nathan tells him, “You are the man.” God gave David every good thing and would have given him more. David has done an evil thing in taking Bathsheba.

Confronted by his sin, David repents.

Application
We all sin, and as long as we live in this world we will continue to sin.

The christian life is a process of allowing the Lord to reveal our sins and then repenting of them.

To repent means to acknowledge wrong doing and then determine to change our ways.

David sinned boldly bur repented even more boldly. He truly loved the Lord and determined to do whatever it took to maintain his relationship with God.

Prayer
Lord show me if there is any sin in my life that I need to turn from. Give me grace to continue to live for you in all things. Amen.

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