Nathan, “You Are The Man!”

Nathan The Prophet

Nathan, in Hebrew meaning God has given, was a prophet of God who served King David and his son and successor King Solomon. He was a wise and steadfast servant of God, and of the Israelite monarchy, who was often consulted by the kings. He was also fearless; it was Nathan who rebuked David after the incident with Bathsheba, and it was Nathan who intervened during the attempted palace coup by Adonijah.

Tower of David”A House For My Name”
* It was through Nathan that The Lord decreed to David to make the preparations for the building of the original Temple (2 Samuel 7:4-7,12-13 RSV)

“You Are The Man!”
*It was Nathan who The Lord sent to rebuke King David after his adultery with Bathsheba, and the arranged killing of her husband Uriah(2 Samuel 12:1-9 RSV)
Adonijah’s Attempt To Take The Throne Thwarted
*When David’s son Adonijah attempted to succeed David as king in place of Solomon, it was Nathan who revealed the plot to the king (1 Kings 1:9-14 RSV)


by Wayne Blank


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