CONFESSION                                                                         2 Samuel 12:1-15

David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the LORD.” And Nathan said to David, “The LORD also has put away your sin; you shall not die. Nevertheless, because by this deed you have utterly scorned the LORD, the child that is born to you shall die.” Then Nathan went to his house. And the LORD struck the child that Uriah’s wife bore to David, and it became sick.

In reading this narrative, one cannot help being struck with the fact that, when Nathan had brought home the sin of David, and the conscience of the monarch, which had be sleeping for some months, was aroused to a true sense of his guilt, pardon was at once granted to the sorrowing penitent. As soon as he said, ‘I have sinned against the LORD.” (12:13-14), the same prophet who had, by God’s grace brought him to conviction of sin, gave to him the assurance of forgiveness. “The LORD has taken away your sin. You are not going to die, you are not going to die.

Truly to God, wonder or grace to God belong.

The pardoning of great sin is wonderful, but the pardoning of great sin so rapidly – the forgiveness immediately following the confession – is amongst the things to be set down as worthy of special gratitude in the heart, and special praise from the lips of God’s people (Charles H. Spurgeon – Encouragement Bible)

PRAYER LINE: Father, help me to grasp this – the muscles of faith are not exercised if not challenged. It is in the presence of mystery that I find the best context for trust. Drive this truth deep into my spirit, dear Lord. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.


To avoid drifting away from God, confess your sins and stay anchored to the Rock.

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