Blind Spots


David sleeps with Bathsheba. She gets pregnant. David panics, wants to cover his sin, calls back Uriah from the frontline of the battle, tries to get him to sleep with his wife. How easy to try to cover our sin. Uriah is an honourable man, won’t sleep with his wife and so David has him murdered. Nathan then uses a parable to confront David with his sin.

2 Samuel 12 –  5 David burned with anger against the man and said to Nathan, “As surely as the LORD lives, the man who did this deserves to die! 6 He must pay for that lamb four times over, because he did such a thing and had no pity.”

What gets me is the blindedness of David. He obviously had a well developed sense of justice, just look at his reaction here, finely honed perhaps from being chased around the desert by Saul. And when told this parable he reacts strongly all the time failing to realise his own sin. Nathan then nails him:

7 Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man!

How could David have been so blind?

Lord, where are my blind spots. Are they as obvious to all around me as David’s sin appeared to Nathan, and more importantly, to God?