“But David's heart struck him after he had numbered the people. And David said to the Lord, “I have sinned greatly in what I have done. But now, O Lord, please take away the iniquity of your servant, for I have done very foolishly." 2 Samuel 24:10
What do you do when your conscious burns? In those moments your "heart is struck," what's your response? Do you tend to blame others, defend yourself, explain why, or confess your wrongdoing? It appears that David's immediate and natural response is a verbal confession for what he "had done." He turns to the one that "he has sinned greatly" against and in conversation implores him to take away the iniquity that has now become a spectacle for all to see. He owns it, regrets it, confesses it, and recognizes the "foolishness" of it. And this is what made David a great man. He was readily willing to overlook sin in others but unwilling to ignore sin within himself.
DO THIS: Confess a sin in prayer to God
PRAYER: God, you know all my sin but today I confess this __________________.