When Grace Isn’t Gracious (2 Samuel 14)

There are times when showing grace is the wrong thing to do. We have times where we are aware of this truth and can sense it. There are times when grace is extended and we cry out for justice. Sometimes showing grace is not gracious at all. This is what we are coming to in 2 Samuel 14. Chapter 13 ended with the account revealing a torn David. David’s heart longs for his son Absalom. But Absalom has committed premeditated murder against his half-brother, Amnon, for raping his sister, Tamar. As king, David needs to make sure that justice is given. But this is David’s son and David’s heart is compromised as he has committed a similar sin. We noted in the last lesson that sin stains our ability to see what is right and just…

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