Here's the scripture that stuck this week:
II Samuel 11:27-12:7 The Message
27-3 But God was not at all pleased with what David had done, and sent Nathan to David. Nathan said to him, "There were two men in the same city—one rich, the other poor. The rich man had huge flocks of sheep, herds of cattle. The poor man had nothing but one little female lamb, which he had bought and raised. It grew up with him and his children as a member of the family. It ate off his plate and drank from his cup and slept on his bed. It was like a daughter to him.
4 "One day a traveler dropped in on the rich man. He was too stingy to take an animal from his own herds or flocks to make a meal for his visitor, so he took the poor man's lamb and prepared a meal to set before his guest."
5-6 David exploded in anger. "As surely as God lives," he said to Nathan, "the man who did this ought to be lynched! He must repay for the lamb four times over for his crime and his stinginess!"7 "You're the man!" said Nathan...
Isn't it funny how judgmental and condemning David got against his own sin? The reason he did was because he was blind to his own sin. I am constantly grossed out by judgmental Christians. It's gross. We have no biblical right to judge or condemn anyone, because we ALL fall short of God's glory. Sometimes we need someone like Nathan to come and show us who we are from a different perspective and kick us off our judge's seat. It's so important that we remember God's mercy on our own lives, before we start judging someone else of their misdeeds.
What's your Word?