This weeks devotional is by Pastor Jeff Mazzariello
“Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” - Psalm 82:3-4
I preached this week on Psalm 51: King David’s confession, repentance, and expectation of God’s generous forgiveness. It is a stunning proclamation of God’s willingness to keep engaging his people with truly Amazing Grace.
But David’s Psalm is in reference to the account of David and Bathsheba (2 Sam. 11 and 12) and that story is a difficult story to process (as many ancient stories can be) as we consider Bathsheba and how she was victimized. On the one hand, we want to celebrate the good news of confession and redemption when we (like David) sin, but we must not miss what this story also communicates about the devastating results of sin.Read More