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Proper 6

2 Samuel 11.26—12.10, 13–15
Galatians 2.15–21
Luke 7.36—8.3

Nathan the prophet is a good story-teller and a brave man. Though he obviously knows the character of his king well enough to guess David’s reaction to his story, yet this is, after all, the king he is talking to. 

David has done the most appalling thing. He has taken Uriah’s wife, and had Uriah killed. Yet somehow, he has managed to persuade himself that this is a private foible that concerns only himself, and that it has no bearing on the precious relationship between himself and God, on which the whole of his life and his monarchy are built...

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