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30. The Children of David (2 Samuel 13)

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The Book of Samuel (part thirty)

David’s adult children provide a feast of examples to imitate or avoid. One is unable to bridle his desires; another is unable to bridle his vengeance. Meanwhile, David has lost the edge from his leadership. He stands idly by watching his children make messes of their lives. David’s past sins seem to have paralyzed him. He neither speaks nor acts in the best interest of his family or the kingdom. Such feelings of unworthiness likewise plague many believers today, resulting in a lack of service to God and His church. Have past sins impeded your present obedience? Are you able to claim God’s forgiveness and allow Him to use you as His imperfect vessel to lead and serve others?

Related Topics: Forgiveness, Hamartiology (Sin), Leadership