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Day by Day - 2 Samuel
Polygamy, Pride, And Comfort
Clif Johnson
Aired on Jun 06, 2024
Show Day by Day
May 30, 2024
00:02:41 Minutes


2 Samuel 3:2-5

Regardless of scandal or corruption, the church will march on. #daybydaylw Interested in learning more about becoming a devoted follower of Christ? Go to!   ~~~   The first sin we run across in our text is the polygamy of David. It will not suit the Christian just to chalk this circumstance up to culture and say, “Well, that is just how they did things back then.” Culture is not the curator of holiness; God’s word is. And from the beginning of God’s word we see the beauty of the design of one man, one wife marriage, and also from pretty close to the beginning, we see the perversion of that design in creation and the damage it brings. What we have to remember is that what is written in scripture is not always a prescription for us to follow, but sometimes merely description. And that is, I believe, what we have in 2 Samuel 32-5. The author is describing to us how David’s kingdom, and popularity, spread. But it is not a prescription for us. And we will soon see that the sin of man does not stop, does not negate God’s plan. And that is the great reality we are to learn. Nothing stops God in what He wants to do. Not David’s infidelity, not Abner’s great pride in thinking that he was the one delivering the people over to David, and not Joab’s reckless ways. Beloved, that is great comfort for us today, as we see all kinds of politics, all kinds corruption, all kinds of immorality, all kinds of deceit and seduction, taking place within the global church. You can hardly open up a news browser without reading about some new legitimate scandal taking place in some church, or Christian organization. It would be easy for us think that Christianity is on its last leg, that it cannot get up off the mat. But let me assure you that nothing stops the plan of God. The church will go on. The church will be triumphant. Christ is reigning and will continue to reign.

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