Corrective Confrontation

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Today's reading: 2 Samuel 12:1-15

Nathan gets the unpleasant (but absolutely necessary) task of confronting David about his sinful actions with regard to Bathsheba and Uriah. Knowing that this interaction will be a difficult one, Nathan starts off with a metaphor that David can easily understand, and then uses that fictitious story to directly and candidly confront David about the horrific wrong he's done and the consequences that will follow. It's a thought-provoking exchange that provides an example of corrective confrontation done well, from both the giving (Nathan) and receiving (David) parties.

What's one thing you learned or saw from either Nathan or David about corrective confrontation-giving, receiving and/or responding to correction? What does this account show about the value of having strong, godly friends and mentors? Tami

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David showed just how much of a servant of God he was because when confronted about his sins he didn’t deny or make an excuse he admitted it and humbled himself.

Tami, I agree with you!
Corrective confrontation done well!
I believe God prepared Nathan's message to be delivered to David and
God had prepared David's heart! It was perfect timing in God's perfect plan for both David and Nathan who were both friends to each other and to God.

David's true repentance:
IKings 15:5 (ESV)
'because David did what was right in the eyes of the LORD and did not turn aside from anything that he commanded him all the days of his life, except in the matter of Uriah the Hittite."

It is so important to have strong,godly friends and mentors as we see in the lives of Nathan and David.

In our reading today, this verse(9) "jumped out" at me
Am I despising God's word when I choose to sin?
Why have you despised the word of the Lord, to do what is evil in his sight?


Denying wrong gets us nowhere. Confession is good for the soul. True healing begins with truth. What a great example of obedience on Nathan’s part, obeying is not always easy.

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