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Day by Day - 2 Samuel
The Danger Of Pride
Clif Johnson
Aired on May 30, 2024
Show Day by Day
May 22, 2024
00:02:21 Minutes


2 Samuel 3:9-10

Pride seeks to uproot and destroy God and plant itself in God’s place. #daybydaylw Interested in learning more about becoming a devoted follower of Christ? Go to!     ~~~     What is important to note, is to notice what comes right in the middle of these three stories about Abner, we have this quote from Abner himself: 2 Samuel 3:9-10 “God do so to Abner and more also, if I do not accomplish for David what the LORD has sworn to him, to transfer the kingdom from the house of Saul and set up the throne of David over Israel and over Judah, from Dan to Beersheba.” So Abner knows that the God of Israel has made a promise to David that David would be the next anointed king over all of Israel. And yet, in spite of the truth, and in the darkness of his own heart, Abner's pride leads him to seek power over the truth of God. This is Abner resisting the true king of Israel, and his kingdom. This is Abner opposing the true King of Israel and his kingdom. It is defiance. It is pride And this is the danger of pride—pride seeks to uproot and destroy God and plant itself in God’ place. Pride causes civil war. Pride draws in and destroys others for its own gain. Unfortunately, the story does not end with the 24 men falling dead like we saw yesterday. In fact, that is just the introduction; that is just the setting that explains what happens next. So you must come back next week to find out what happens in the rest of the story.

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