I was reading through 2 Samuel yesterday and couldn't help but compare the situation with the poor man who brought up a ewe lamb (which was essentially his pet) and the rich man that prepared the ewe lamb for a traveler instead of using one of this own. David burns with anger at what had happened and wants the rich man dead for what he had done. Nathan then stops him essentially saying "You are THAT rich man". Then goes on to say: “You are the man! Thus says the Lord God of Israel, ‘It is I who anointed you king over Israel and it is I who delivered you from the hand of Saul. 8 I also gave you your master’s house and your master’s wives into your [e]care, and I gave you the house of Israel and Judah; and if that had been too little, I would have added to you many more things like these! 9 Why have you despised the word of the Lord by doing evil in His sight? You have struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword, have taken his wife to be your wife, and have killed him with the sword of the sons of Ammon. 10 Now therefore, the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised Me and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife.’ 11 Thus says the Lord, ‘Behold, I will raise up evil against you from your own household; I will even take your wives before your eyes and give them to your companion, and he will lie with your wives in [f]broad daylight. 12 Indeed you did it secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel, and [g]under the sun.’” 13 Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” And Nathan said to David, “The Lord also has [h]taken away your sin; you shall not die. 14 However, because by this deed you have given occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme, the child also that is born to you shall surely die.” (2 Samuel 12:7-14) We go after so many other countries for what they do when we refuse to look at ourselves and what we're doing and what we've done. As a country, we are falling farther and farther away from the Lord and unlike David who takes heed of Nathan's words and realizes what he had done in the sight of the Lord, it does not look like America will entertain a similar rebuke. Very sad, I will continue to pray for this great country.