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Day by Day - 1 Samuel
Is Your Soul Tired?
Clif Johnson
Aired on Mar 27, 2024
Show Day by Day
Mar 14, 2024
00:03:21 Minutes


1 Samuel 27:1

We must be aware of our own tiredness so that we encourage ourselves rather than running.   ~~~   Without even realizing it, we can slip into the sneaky clutches of sin. Sin is real, and can be real sneaky. So what must I do in my fight against the sneakiness, deceptive nature of sin? In 1 Samuel, we are given a glimpse into the sneakiness of sin. Not every story in the Bible is a story of victory. Many times we are given stories of what not to do. And we learn that even though David is a man after God’s own heart, he is still a man of flesh. He is not our hero. He can’t be. Sin snuck up on him in the most appetizing of ways, and he succumbed. This text is a bit of a cliffhanger. The story here is interrupted in chapter 28 with an episode of Saul’s depravity, and we do not read of a resolution to David’s dilemma here in chapter 27 until chapter 29. But all of that is done by the narrator in hopes of adding a sense of excitement for us as the reader and to make us lean in and give thought to all that is going on. Leaning in would be very good for us at this point. We would do well to pay attention to this text, because I promise you, that just as sin snuck up on David, sin is crouching at your door. Sin is taking note right now to see if you are taking notes right now. So if you will, work with me to recognize two actions you must take in your fight and struggle against sin. What can I do in my Struggle Against Sin? Beware of being tired. And it is this question that is most interesting to us today as we consider 1 Samuel 27. In chapter 26 David had just bagged a physical and spiritual victory. He had successfully entered into Saul’s camp while they slept, not giving into temptation to kill him, but yet taking Saul’s spear and canteen, as a demonstration that Saul’s life was not well protected at all. David had just preached a convicting sermon to Saul telling him he needed to repent or else he would be found on the wrong side of God’s judgment. But then in the opening line of chapter 27, David says that he is probably going to die by the sword of Saul. What is going on? David is all kinds of tired that he just wants to escape from the fight. We must be aware of when our soul is tired so that we can know how to encourage ourselves, and not try to run and hide.

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