2 Samuel 12:8-9 (NLT)
8 I gave you your master’s house and his wives and the kingdoms of Israel and Judah. And if that had not been enough, I would have given you much, much more. 9 Why, then, have you despised the word of the Lord and done this horrible deed? For you have murdered Uriah the Hittite with the sword of the Ammonites and stolen his wife.

These verses follow Nathan’s confrontation of David’s sin with Bathsheba. Nathan told a story David could clearly see as unjust and wrong. Yet David had not identified his own sin and did not recognize the story was about him. David was ready to punish the man in the story, but David was quickly humbled when Nathan said “you are that man”. Nathan then tells David what the Lord has revealed to him in the verses above.

Sometimes it is difficult to see your own sin of the sin becomes so habitual a person will justify their wrongs and see no problem. This same person can hear about the sins of others and be quick to point them out; yet they remain blind to their own sin. King David committed adultery with Bathsheba, but he was also responsible for the murder of her husband. David was so consumed with covering up the sin of adultery that he was oblivious to the fact he was responsible for murder. God used Nathan to point out David had received many things from God, but David with his selfish desires took something that did not belong to him. David had stolen the wife of Uriah the Hittite, but even more serious David had taken the life of Uriah to cover his sin. In the book of John Jesus healed a blind man. “Then Jesus told him, “I entered this world to render judgment—to give sight to the blind and to show those who think they see that they are blind.” Some Pharisees who were standing nearby heard him and asked, “Are you saying we’re blind?” “If you were blind, you wouldn’t be guilty,” Jesus replied. “But you remain guilty because you claim you can see.” David thought he was blind to his sin, but he clearly saw it when he was confronted. David was guilty of the sin he pretended not to see.