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Day by Day - 1 Samuel
Knocked Down, But Not Knocked Out
Clif Johnson
Aired on Feb 15, 2024
Show Day by Day
Feb 07, 2024
00:02:10 Minutes


1 Samuel 22:23

Though the enemy may try, God’s people can never be permanently defeated.   ~~~   Since God’s truth is and forever will be preserved, so too will his people. In 1 Samuel 22, we see one priest who escapes the wrath of Saul, according to prophesy. And to him, David says, “Stay with me. With me you find safekeeping.” God’s preserving of Abiathar is one in a long line of a pattern in Scripture. We see many Hebrew baby boys taken by Pharoah’s decree, but one, Moses is preserved. It seems that Baal and Jezebel have conquered Israel and that Israel is left without a word from God, but God has preserved several prophets who had not bowed the knee to Baal. Many more examples are here for our consideration—such as King Herod of the NT, who gives the decree to slaughter more Hebrew boys, with one escaping, preserved, who grows up to be the One who is the great shepherd, in whose hand we are completely safe; our life is in safekeeping with Christ Jesus. The enemy tried to put Jesus in the ground, and was successful. It looked like the attack of the enemy had succeeded completely and finally. This was not just a set back, but a game over! But it was only setting the stage for the greatest come back story ever known to man. And because of that, those that are in Christ are never knocked out!

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