David’s eyes wander, a good man dies, and now there are consequences for David pursuing a relationship with Bathsheba. The Lord is displeased with David, who seems to have no knowledge of his sin. In His mercy, God sends Nathan, who guides David to take an honest look at what he’s done and repent of his sin.
The Bible is honest; we see the good, the bad, and the ugly in God’s people. Through these stories, God teaches us to be careful in choosing the paths we take. God uses Christian people in our lives to help us recognize our sin and repent. God desires mercy, not sacrifice.
Sermon Text: 2 Samuel 11 & 12 (also Psalm 51:17)