I woke up to a dramatization about David being confronted by Nathan the Prophet (2 Samuel 12). Nathan told David a story about 2 men, one rich and the other poor. The rich man had vast flocks and herds, the poor man only possessed a little lamb that he bought and cared for as if it was his own daughter. A traveler visited the rich man who refused to pick from his own exceeding flock to prepare a meal for him (the traveler), but he (the rich man) took the poor man’s only lamb and prepared it for the traveler. David exploded with anger and made a decree saying to Nathan “As ADONAI lives, the man who did this deserves to die! For doing such a thing, he has to pay back four times the value of the lamb and also because he had no pity.” Nathan allowed David to finish and said “You are the man!”
2 points to ponder:
1. What sin, accusations, or exposure of other people’s sins have you become aware of through gossip, the media or even the most reliable source where you rushed to judgment and/or made a decree, just like David did (not realizing Nathan was referring to him)?
2. What are the areas of sin in your life where the Holy Spirit and even your very own conscience have been speaking to you to stop, yet you refuse?
I pray if this is you, Father God, in His mercy, will send a Nathan to confront you and that you will respond like David did and repent!!!
Read and meditate on 2 Samuel 12 and Psalms 51.
If you have not received Jesus as your Lord and Savior, simply invite Him into your heart. Romans 10:9-13: that if you acknowledge publicly with your mouth that Yeshua is Lord and trust in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be delivered. For with the heart one goes on trusting and thus continues toward righteousness, while with the mouth one keeps on making public acknowledgement and thus continues toward deliverance. For the passage quoted says that everyone who rests his trust on Him will not be humiliated. That means that there is no difference between Jew and Gentile – ADONAI is the same for everyone, rich toward everyone who calls on Him, since everyone who calls on the name of ADONAI will be delivered.