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Day by Day - 1 Samuel
Talk To Yourself...In The Right Way
Clif Johnson
Aired on Mar 29, 2024
Show Day by Day
Mar 14, 2024
00:02:02 Minutes

We should avoid talking down to ourselves and discouraging ourselves.   ~~~   Beware of being tired. Beware of self-talk. The events of chapter 27—the moving away from the Promised Land into Philistine territory, the gaining of Ziklag, the raiding, the manipulating, the being caught in a trap, all begins with what David says to himself. He was led astray by his own self-talk. He talked himself and others away from God’s temple, away from God’s people, away from God’s worship. David replaced the word of God with his own words. David had previously been told by Jonathan, his trusted friend, and by Abigail, a faithful servant, that he would reign as king over Israel. But instead of holding on to those words of grace from God, David spoke to himself, not what the eyes of faith could see, but only what human perspective could discern. And he walked away from God’s designed place into the enemy territory. It seems to me that anytime you are consistently walking away from the worship of God, away from God’s people, you are walking into temptation’s trap.

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