THE NATHAN MODEL FOR BIBLICAL COUNSELING: PRINCIPLES FROM 2 SAMUEL 12:1- 24

THE NATHAN MODEL FOR BIBLICAL COUNSELING: PRINCIPLES FROM 2 SAMUEL 12:1- 24
THE NATHAN MODEL FOR BIBLICAL COUNSELING: PRINCIPLES FROM 2 SAMUEL 12:1- 24
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Introduction to Biblical Counseling: Sometimes, Christian counselors struggle to determine a suitable approach when confronting people of high esteem in their societies.[1] When leaders or elites fall into sin, it is challenging to drive them toward realization, confession, and restoration because one may be afraid of disgracing or annoying them during counseling. Prophet Nathan had a similar challenge when King David sinned against the LORD (2 Samuel 12:1- 24). However, God empowered Nathan with wisdom to lead David toward restoration, and he counseled David without humiliating or infuriating him. Nathan’s approach made David acknowledge that he had transgressed against the LORD and needed God’s forgiveness. Therefore, Nathan’s model provides a framework and invaluable principles for approaching, confronting, and restoring people of high esteem in every society.

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