A daily devotional to reset and re-centre our lives around God’s word
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2 Samuel 12:1-10

12 The Lord sent Nathan to David. When he came to him, he said, “There were two men in a certain town, one rich and the other poor. The rich man had a very large number of sheep and cattle, but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb he had bought. He raised it, and it grew up with him and his children. It shared his food, drank from his cup and even slept in his arms. It was like a daughter to him.

“Now a traveler came to the rich man, but the rich man refrained from taking one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare a meal for the traveler who had come to him. Instead, he took the ewe lamb that belonged to the poor man and prepared it for the one who had come to him.”

David burned with anger against the man and said to Nathan, “As surely as the Lord lives, the man who did this must die! He must pay for that lamb four times over, because he did such a thing and had no pity.”

Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man! This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul. I gave your master’s house to you, and your master’s wives into your arms. I gave you all Israel and Judah. And if all this had been too little, I would have given you even more. Why did you despise the word of the Lord by doing what is evil in his eyes? You struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and took his wife to be your own. You killed him with the sword of the Ammonites. 10 Now, therefore, the sword will never depart from your house, because you despised me and took the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your own.’

 

THINK
  • What are the two elements the rich man and King David have in common?
  • Why is David's sin toward Uriah so great? What/Who has he despised?
  • When have I justified sin to myself? Did I consider God in those moments?
PRAY
  • Thank God for Jesus who had much, but humbled himself for you.
  • Ask God to help you see sin for what it is and repent.
READ
What did it take for David to finally repent? A prophet had to stick his finger in David’s face and say, “You are the man!” We need friends who'll say to us, you're the man or woman.

Today's article is We need friends to Fight Sin from Desiring God.

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