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Day by Day - 1 Samuel
How Quick Can Sin Set In?
Clif Johnson
Aired on Jan 17, 2024
Show Day by Day
Jan 11, 2024
00:02:41 Minutes


1 Samuel 17:13,17,21; Hebrews 3:13-14

It only takes a day for sinfulness to set in our hearts and cause damage.   ~~~   In 1 Samuel 18 When the spear incident doesn’t work, Saul tries to have David killed by sending him into war on three different instances (13, 17, 21). Every move Saul makes in this chapter, the underlying intention is so that David would be killed. What are we to learn from this? We are to learn that but by the grace of God, there go I. None of us are above this? We know what it is like to be jealous. We know what it is to be like when we do not get the credit we think we deserve, or when someone else steals our thunder. We are all extremely too familiar with all of this. Me especially. I am a deeply prideful, arrogant person. And we need to see the depths of the sewer that sin will try to drag you into. A simple song sung by some women kick this thing off, which turns into Saul manipulating and conniving and scheming every way he knows how in order to snuff out David. Here’s the lesson. Don’t play with sin. Don’t give sin any quarter in your life. “Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.” Hebrews 3:13-14 How quickly can sinfulness set in and begin to do damage and harden your heart? One day. One day is all it takes, and sin will take all it can. What we are to see and understand here is that this has been a process in Saul’s life. He has consistently rebelled against God’s word. And here in verse 10, we see God removing a protective hand off of Saul’s life, so that it spirals down the vortex of sin.

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