GROWTH GROUP / PERSONAL REFLECTION QUESTIONS
1. What is the significance of Nathan's parable in this passage, and how does it effectively convict King David of his sin?
2. Why is it difficult to repent? Why do so few people practice repentance well?
3. Does David's response to Nathan's parable demonstrate a change in his character from the previous passage in 2 Samuel 11? If so, how? If not, why not?
4. What does this passage reveal about the concept of divine justice and the consequences of sin?
5. In what ways can this passage be seen as a reflection of God's mercy and willingness to forgive?
6. What lessons can we draw from this passage about the role of those who confront others with their sins in a compassionate manner?
7. How can Psalm 51 serve as a model of repentance for us?