Without Compassion

“Then David’s anger burned greatly against the man, and he said to Nathan, ‘As the LORD lives, surely the man who has done this deserves to die.  He must make restitution for the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing and had no compassion.” (2 Sam 12:5-6)

David’s sin with Bathsheba is likened to a wealthy man butchering the one ewe lamb of a poor man.  David’s sin, like so many sins, is not just evil it is without compassion or thought of others.  When David wanted Bathsheba, he didn’t think about her husband, the kingdom, or Bathsheba’s reputation and well-being.

Sin seeks self and is blind to the needs of others and to the damage it will cause.  Sin is without compassion and tender affection for men or God.  Love is the antidote to sinful apathy.

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.” (1 Cor 13:4-6)

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