Wednesday, 6 May 2020
Great lesson of repentence
Question of the day: Can you explain the great lesson of repentance in these two chapters?
Answer: Well, I can try. David is confronted by Nathan the prophet, who tells David a parable. If you don't already know the story, read it. Then David (not knowing the character in the story was representative of himself) said, 2 Samuel 12:5b "As Adonai lives, the man that did this deserves to die!"
David's own words condemned him. It's quite easy to find fault with David, but we must realize that we are all "Davids." Romans 3:23 "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Nathan told David, "Thou art the man." Now we see that we are all "the man."
Here is the distinction between David and Saul. Both men sinned against God. David turned to God in repentance while Saul made excuses. 2 Samuel 12:13 "Then David said to Nathan, 'I have sinned against Adonai.'"
So we too must make confession ... 1 John 1:8-9 "If we say we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness."
When we receive His forgiveness, the weight lifting from our shoulders is tangible. Be set free today and receive liberation from bondage to sin in the name of Yeshua.
Ephesians 2:5-8 "Even when we were dead in our trespasses, He made us alive together with Messiah. (By grace you have been saved!) And He raised us up with Him and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Messiah Yeshua - to show in the olam ha-ba the measureless richness of His grace in kindness toward us in Messiah Yeshua. For bygrace you have been saved through faith. And this is not from yourselvess - it is the gift of God."
Rabbi Michael Weiner,