In this conversation Gavin, Erik, and Cody continue discussing the Samuel narrative with 2 Samuel 9-16. Read those chapters, listen to the audio of the conversation, and then chip in on the comments section below with your own thoughts on the Scripture and any responses to these three questions:
- What word, phrase, or theme most resonated with you personally as you read this section of Scripture?
- What does this portion of Scripture invite us to as a community of disciples?
- If you’re sitting down with these chapters, what drink or snack would pair best with the reading?
Next week we discuss 2 Samuel 17-24!
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2 thoughts on “Bible Convo (2 Samuel 9-16) – 10/19/22”
It took me a while to finish this one, but in the meantime I’ve been contemplating middle-aged paunchy David quite a bit. It seems like there’s something there about how our temptations change as we age, how we love our comforts and manage to skirt around recognizing our sin as sin. This past Easter I read through a Lenten devotional by Paul David Tripp and one thing that caught in my brain was his insistence that our sin blinds us to our sin. Which means . . . we better cultivate relationships where people are willing to call us out on stuff, like Nathan? Or more regularly consider confession?
What a true line: sin blinds us to our sin. Yes, having those people who speak the timely words of challenge, and whole communities of discernment and truth is critical. I’m grateful for all the “Nathan” type people in my life, even if I don’t love the confrontation at the time.