2 Samuel 12: The Discipline of the Father

2 Samuel 12: The Discipline of the Father

David was called a man after God’s own heart (1 Samuel 13:14), but he fell into sin, committing adultery and murder. How can this happen? How can it be said that David was a man after God’s own heart? Righteousness by Faith Upon surveying the Bible, we find this...
2 Samuel 12: The Discipline of the Father

2 Samuel 11: Midlife Crisis

Victory often leads to vulnerability. If you do not strengthen yourself in the Lord in the midst of victory, sin is fast to creep in. We see this clearly in the life of David. The first ten chapters of 2 Samuel detail David‘s victory, but chapter 11 marks his midlife...
2 Samuel 12: The Discipline of the Father

Romans 6: Fighting the Flesh

The reality of our union with Christ has freed us from slavery to sin. God knows us intimately, even when we were His enemies. We could not save ourselves, so He underwrote the cost of our sin in order to have a relationship with us and bring us into His light and...
2 Samuel 12: The Discipline of the Father

Walking in the Light

The latter half of the book of Ephesians calls us to live in a way that is compatible with our new nature, our identity in Christ. We were formerly dead, but we are now alive; we used to walk in darkness, but now we are called to the light. A New Narrative Even after...