In 2 Samuel 12:1-10 Nathan told King David about a rich man who had a large number of sheep. But when he needed food to feed a stranger he took a ewe lamb from a poor man. Verse 5 tells us that 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!” Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man!” David had not recognized that Nathan was referring to his sin with Bathsheba in chapter 11. It’s so easy to see the sins of others. Matthew 7:3 says; “And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?” Do we examine ourselves to see what sins we may have committed, or do we just keep on thinking all is OK? When we commit a sin we should feel guilty. That is God’s way of showing us we have sinned. If we don’t feel guilt then either we are not saved or we have drifted so far from God that our sins have become second nature. If we have drifted from God then we need to turn back to Him, confess and ask for forgiveness for all our sins. 1 John 1:9 says; “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Remember, we as Christians can never lose our salvation, but unconfessed sin can take us out of fellowship with God. We need to ask God every day to show us where we have sinned so that we can confess them to Him. This will not only please God, it will bring joy to our hearts.
I would like to personally invite you to Crossroads Baptist Church. You will find our church to be a place where life-long friendships can be cultivated. Crossroads is an environment where you can love God, connect with people, and be empowered for ministry and service.
Randy Smith, Pastor