“Nathan said to David, “You are the man!” II Samuel 12:7 We could look at the failures of well-known people to feel better about ourselves.  But if we feel good about the wrongs of others, we don’t know ourselves.  The Bible doesn’t tell us about the sins of David to weaken our sense of moral alarm, but to put all of us on notice.  The failures of others should cause us to be more aware of our own weaknesses and need for the grace of Christ.  Only in the knowledge of our weakness will we be dependent on the strength of our God.  The Bible is a mirror that reflects how God sees us.