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Word Count
by PamFord Davis
01/15/19
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Some writer friends are never at a loss for words. The words and messages flow; reducing word count is their difficulty. Every word in the Bible is necessary. Yet, at times a few words suffice. Nathan confronted King David with his sin of adultery; you’re the man!

“So the Lord sent Nathan to David. When he arrived, he said to him:

There were two men in a certain city, one rich and the other poor. The rich man had a large number of sheep and cattle, but the poor man had nothing except one small ewe lamb that he had bought. He raised it, and it grew up, living with him and his children. It shared his meager food and drank from his cup; it slept in his arms, and it was like a daughter to him. Now a traveler came to the rich man, but the rich man could not bring himself to take one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare for the traveler who had come to him. Instead, he took the poor man’s lamb and prepared it for his guest.

David was infuriated with the man and said to Nathan: ‘As the Lord lives, the man who did this deserves to die! Because he has done this thing and shown no pity, he must pay four lambs for that lamb.

Nathan replied to David, ‘You are the man (2 Samuel 12:1-7a HCSB)!”

In response, King David’s words were few.

“David responded to Nathan, ‘I have sinned against the Lord (2 Samuel 12:13a HCSB).”




Wing His Words
Pam Ford Davis
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