I’ll let the story of Bathsheba and Nathan alone as you have heard enough sermons on those and instead, discuss the rape of Tamar. What a terrible story and what terrible sons David had. David used to be so strict about doing the right thing but here he seems detached from the events and not ruling or bringing justice. The lack of justice causes the situation to escalate and before you know it, brothers are killing brothers. I remember how my sister and I used to fight but it was nothing like this.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.