Judgment and Grace

Scripture Verses

2 Samuel 12:1-31


Confrontation of sin includes judgment, but grace is also involved.

Nathan the Prophet

  • The story told

Three Part Judgment

  • A description of God’s dealings with David in the past
    • position, protection, possession, privilege
  • A listing of David’s sin
  • A declaration of God’s judgment
    • Despised the Word of God
    • Despised the God of the Word

David’s Reaction

  • Immediate confession
  • Acknowledges guilt
  • Complete submissiveness

Grace and Forgiveness

  • Exodus 34:7

Consequences of Sin

  • Supplication
  • Self-denial
  • Self-abasement

The Siege of Rabbah