Daily Encouragement

May 27 – Thou Art the Man!

2 Samuel 12:1-31
John 16:1-33
Psalm 119:65-80
Proverbs 16:4-5

Nathan advises King David

2 Samuel 12:7 — “Thou art the man!” This is the only time this phrase is found in the Bible. What was the great sin David had done? “Thou hast despised me” (2 Samuel 12:10). What David had done in secret would soon be made known publicly (2 Samuel 12:12, Luke 8:17) because “the enemies of the LORD [have occasion] to blaspheme” (2 Samuel 12:14).

2 Samuel 12:24 — ”… and the LORD loved him.” God chastens, but God forgives.

2 Samuel 12:28 — The king that stayed home in days of battle now gathered the people for battle. Joab, not always known for his ethics, was loyal to David though.

John 16:2 — One of the people Jesus is talking about is Saul of Tarsus.

John 16:8 — The three duties of the Holy Spirit: conviction of sin (the greatest sin is not loving the LORD Jesus), conviction of righteousness (the One whose righteousness can pay the penalty of sin), and the conviction of coming judgment.

John 16:33 — We can rejoice because Jesus has overcome the world!

Psalm 119:72 — Would you rather have thousands of gold and silver pieces or the Law of God?

Proverbs 16:5 — Pride is an abomination to the LORD. Is it an abomination to us?

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