When I first wrote about handling the difficult Bible passages in 2 Samuel about David, Bathsheba, Amnon, Absalom and Tamar, I identified 3 types of person in the narrative. The first two are
Culprits – who are causing harm to others through their sin and carry specific guilt.
Victims – who are hurt by the sin of others often subjected to shame and a sense of defilement.
However, I don’t want us to lose sight of the third category. There are those we identified as faithful servants. These are people seeking to be obedient to God and faithful to his word and promises even in the face of intense provocation. Continue reading