Text: 2 Samuel 12 – David must deal with the guilt of his sin for a year before God confronts him through Nathan. He responds correctly, in contrast to King Saul.
A Right Response to Sin
- Realize that you wont get away with it (v1a).There was a time when I wouldn’t admit what a sinner I was.[a] But my dishonesty made me miserable and filled my days with frustration. 4 All day and all night your hand was heavy on me. My strength evaporated like water on a sunny day. (Psalm 32:3-4 TLB)
- Seek forgiveness through repentance (v1b-13). (When all the people heard this, and the tax collectors too, they declared God just, having been baptized with the baptism of John, but the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the purpose of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him.) (Luke 7:29-30 ESV)
- Understand that sin has consequences (v14-23).
- Look expectantly to God for grace (v24-31).
Atonement and Reconciliation
David wants to build a temple for the Lord, but that is not God’s purpose for him. David is restored to his calling, being a warrior to bring peace for God’s people.
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