TODAY’S MEDITATION – Has God sent you a Nathan recently? (2 Samuel 12:5-6)

In this passage, we see that, David had become so insensitive to his own sins that he did not realise he was the villain in Nathan’s story. Why? Because what he did had happened many months ago. Who knows, may be he had forgotten what he himself had done wrong. My brother, my sister, the qualities you dont like or you condemn in others are often our own character flaws. Take a minute and see which friend, partner or family members you find easy to criticize and hard to accept. Try to think about the things you don’t like about them, what you would like to change in them. Now, ask the Lord to give you compassion for them and to help you understand their feelings and see you own flaws more clearly, because, most of the time, feelings are certainly reliable guides for determining right from wrong! Yes, my friend… you may be surprised to discover that in condemning others, you are worse than them… or that you have been condemning yourself! This passage also teaches us something: God never abandons us to our weaknesses or flaws. He sent a prophet, Nathan, to David, to do one of his tasks: yes, a prophet of God is not there only to tell you the good things you are doing or that are to come to pass in your life. The prophet of God is also there to confront sin! Most people run away from churches when they are confronted with their sins, because unpleasant news are never good to hear… This is because they have become callous to their own sin, and the only way they can cover up their sins is by sinning again… and before they know it, just like David who tried to cover the first sin (adultery) with another sin (murder), they don’t even feel guilty anymore… That’s how many people end up lying about people when they want to criticize them! My friend, the Lord is displeased with our wrong doing like He was with David (2 Samuel 11:26). So, for your own good, when you tend to ignore your own sins, one day one day, He will send someone courageous like Nathan to confront your sins, because He wants you to turn away from them… to avoid His upcoming judgment: “The perverse in heart are an abomination to the Lord, But the blameless in their walk are His delight. Assuredly, the evil man will not go unpunished, But the descendants of the righteous will be delivered” (Proverbs 11:20-21)… Has God sent you a Nathan recently? What was your answer? Stay blessed in Jesus’ name. [facebook] [retweet]