Re:Verse reading— 1 Samuel 20:1-17, 30-42 (day five)
“What have I done? What is my iniquity? And what is my sin before your father, that he is seeking my life?”1 Samuel 20:1
I believe that David knew the answers to the questions, but he wanted/trusted Jonathan to tell him the truth. He lived in accountability with Jonathan. Who do you trust to enough to ask the hard questions of you? (money, motives, purity, honesty, sin, temptation) Who hears your completely honest responses? Just the Lord? Is that a conversation that only happens in your prayer closet? A mentor? A close friend of the same gender? A spouse? A parent? There’s something humbling and freeing about hearing your own voice ask and answer the questions. Humility and freedom- two qualities of a heart that belongs to God. Accountability is a part of God’s provision for discipleship and holiness. Will you look for a “trusted truth-teller”? Will you ask and answer the tough questions with them?