PICTURE: Linus's first motel visit. We are on our way to Arkansas to see my grandparents. Linus wasn't too sure about this whole motel thing. He eventually ate and then fell asleep on one of the beds. (Motel 6 is a pet-friendly place to stay if you ever travel with your pets.)
READING: 2 Samuel 12-13. 12:7-10 "Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man! This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul. I gave your master’s house to you, and your master’s wives into your arms. I gave you all Israel and Judah. And if all this had been too little, I would have given you even more. Why did you despise the word of the LORD by doing what is evil in his eyes? You struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and took his wife to be your own. You killed him with the sword of the Ammonites. Now, therefore, the sword will never depart from your house, because you despised me and took the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your own.’" I can't help but wonder how David really reacted. Vs 5 says "David burned with anger..." and then he finds out that Nathan is speaking of David. God has bared David's sin to Nathan....AHHHHH!
2 Sam 13 - Seduction, rape, murder...things don't seem to have changed too much since then. When will we learn from our ancestors' mistakes?