King David and GOD’s beautiful, flawed creation

Proper 13B  /  2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a; John 6:24-35

David isn’t a role model. His isn’t a story to tell us that “with GOD, all things are possible.” We shouldn’t imitate David. His sin – a sin we recognize as a sin against GOD, his neighbor, and Bathsheba herself – is not our rule of life. And neither is his action on the battlefield. But it is his faith – and it is how GOD connects to that faith – that should move us.