Ephesians 4:15 says’ Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.
How often do we make choices that we would condemn others for making? It is helpful to ask ourselves how God and others see our actions. Unfortunately, we have a huge capacity to lie to ourselves. King David was a man with multiple sins of coveting, theft, adultery, and murder him his affair with Bathsheba, Nathan could help David see his wrongdoings by showing that he would not have tolerated such actions.
Nathan was God’s spokesman to David and proved himself a fearless friend and counselor, always willing to speak the truth, even when he knew great pain would result.
David’s repentance allowed Nathan to comfort him with the reality of God’s forgiveness and at the same time reminded him of the consequences of his sins would bring him. Many of us would not want to have a friend like Nathan who will speak the truth to us about the sin in our lives, because our response automatically would be ” who are you to judge me?” when in fact they aren’t judging you, they love you enough to tell you to leave that sin alone.
God loves us enough to send people our way to communicate to us when we are in the wrong.