Judging quickly-3

2Samuel 12:5 “And David’s anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As the LORD liveth, the man that hath done this thing shall surely die:”
2Samuel 12:6 “And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity”
2Samuel 12:7 “And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man…”
…From yesterday…David went AWOL (Absent Without Leave) during a war, a serious crime in the military, he then committed adultery, followed by telling lies, evil plotting, conspiracy to commit murder and finally murder. He also made every possible effort to cover up the crimes instead of settling the issue with God.
God loved David but was displeased with his actions, “…she became his wife, and bare him a son. But the thing that David had done displeased the LORD.”(2Samuel 11:27)
God eventually sent Prophet Nathan to David, to point out his errors. The prophet approached David on the side of caution by telling him his errors inform of a parable, lest he kills him too.
The parable depicts what David had done, but since he couldn’t immediately link it to himself, he “jumped head first into conclusion”. He swore that whoever it was that committed such a crime must be killed! Thank God for God!
If God had been man, we will probably wake up one day and discovered no man is alive…that is the truth.
Remember, David knew God when he allowed his emotions overwhelm him and sinned, in the same way we often see believers act against God’s will, but, thank God for His mercies.
Beloved, we’ve got to learn to hear people out and give them the benefit of doubt.
No matter who you are, how experienced you are, and how knowledgeable you think you are, always delay judgment. Give others the privilege to explain themselves.
What you see may not be the reality. Never conclude for others.
Some conclusions you make might come back to hunt you, BEWARE!
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