In 2 Samuel 12 David teaches you and I an important lesson about being quick to judge. Nathan the prophet comes to David to confront him about David killing Uriah and taking Uriah's wife Bathsheba to be his own wife. Nathan the wordsmith that he is gives us an Old Testament parable about a rich man, a poor man, and an ewe. Once David hears this parable he quickly jumps to judgment of the rich man in the parable only to discover that he was the rich man. Immediately upon hearing Yahweh's judgment David seeks out the mercy of God. David teaches you and I:
· If we expect to receive mercy we first have to grant mercy.
· To be careful about placing judgment on others unless we are ready to receive that same judgment.
I wonder what the world would look like if we weren't so quick to judge one another. I wonder what the Church would look like if we weren't so quick to judge one another. I love it when an Old Testament parable speaks to a New Testament principle after all it was Jesus who said judge not less you be judged.
Scripture Reference: 2 Samuel 12