Seth has a great post reflecting on Nathan and David up at Contend Earnestly:
This story always seems quite amazing that David is such a moron. The problem is that everytime I read it or hear it preached, Nathan seems to always yell at me: You are the man! For whatever reason I can easily discern everyone else's sins besides my own. I can see their faults as though I sit on some throne of righteousness. If you know any theology at all, you know, and I should know, how much I need Jesus more than any other person I know. I need to realize that I am the greatest sinner, not the most mature saint.Amen. Of course Jesus spoke of this in a passage most of us know well: You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye.
Lord, draw me ever nearer to your holiness, that I may ever more clearly see my sin and my need for your grace. Teach me always the humility to cry aloud with Paul: Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!