A confronter’s responsibility is not easy to fulfil. Comforting the afflicted calls for compassion...afflicting the comfortable requires courage.
Reaching out to comfort the hurting and the broken is an act of mercy, often requested and nearly always appreciated. But stepping into someone’s private world, where there’s been wrongdoing, is rarely requested and nearly always resisted.
In this sermon on 2 Samuel 12:1–14, the story of Nathan’s confrontation of King David, Pastor Chuck Swindoll teaches us that it’s a scriptural mandate to confront sin and that God calls us to do so with an end-goal not merely to rebuke but to restore.