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May 12, 2018

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Reading along with us in 2 Samuel? Here’s today’s reading:

2 Samuel 12 (ESV)

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. The rich man had very many flocks and herds, but the poor man had nothing but one little ewe lamb, which he had bought. And he brought it up, and it grew up with him and with his children. It used to eat of his morsel and drink from his cup and lie in his arms, and it was like a daughter to him. Now there came a traveler to the rich man, and he was unwilling to take one of his own flock or herd to prepare for the guest who had come to him, but he took the poor man’s lamb and prepared it for the man who had come to him.” Then David’s anger was greatly kindled against the man, and he said to Nathan, “As the Lord lives, the man who has done this deserves to die, and he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.”...Continue Reading

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  1. 9Why have you despised the word of the Lord, to do what is evil in his sight? You have struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and have taken his wife to be your wife and have killed him with the sword of the Ammonites. 10Now therefore the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised me and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife

  2. Spending my time in the word preparing for the Discussion time at the Women’s retreat. I have been looking up verses on “faith” and “fear”. I also spent yesterday listening to sermons on Luke 20-21 and will probably spend some of today in chapter 22….since our foster baby is with her mom for the weekend.

  3. I wonder how much David’s heart sank when Nathan spoke the words, “You are the man”? It is hard to get caught and Nathan shows a bit of courage to confront the king but finds a unique way to show David the true nature of his sin and has him ready to punish this phantom wealthy person taking advantage of the poor. Yet David did the vey same thing to Uriah. How easy it is for us to see the sin in others that we ourselves participate in. But David does the right thing and does not deny the truth of what Nathan shares. He even accepts the initial punishment of the loss of the child. He prays for God to be gracious but accepts when He is not. It is fitting considering the nature of David’s sin. But how supremely gracious God is to accept the next child of Bathsheba, the one who would eventually reign after David.

    But the consequences are just beginning for David’s sin. God’s word will hold true for him.

    It is neat how Joab entices David to join the battle. He is a faithful companion to him and doe this to bring him out of his sadness and back to what he should have been doing in the first place

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