2 Samuel 12
Payback. Natan the Prophet Confronts David. How does a prophet receive a message from God, the nature of psychic communication. The place of the parable. Man judges himself when he steps into the shoes of another, that he himself is wearing. David is punished with a promise of violence to come, as well as with the death of Bat-Sheba's child. David fasts and prays to avoid the death of the newborn, and still the child dies. When faced with the inevitable, rather than mourn David arises up and goes about his business. How this is a role model for us all today.