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Day by Day - 2 Samuel
The Anvil Of God’s Word
Clif Johnson
Aired on Jun 18, 2024
Show Day by Day
Jun 12, 2024
00:02:11 Minutes

Setting ourselves against God’s Word ensures we will be crushed by it.   #daybydaylw   Interested in learning more about becoming a devoted follower of Christ? Go to!   ~~~   In this story, we see three people who are scared—Ish-bosheth, Rechab, and Banaah. And all three of them are scared as a result of refusing to trust in God’s word.   You have Ish-bosheth, who once Abner is gone, goes into a downward spiral of fear. But why does this happen? It happens because Ish-bosheth refused to believe God’s word that David would be the next king of Israel. Ish-bosheth knew God’s word to David. Abner had known this word and communicated it to Ish-bosheth, as I am sure Ish-bosheth already knew. But Ish-bosheth not only refused to believe God’s word, he actively positioned himself against God’s word, trying the create his own throne and dynasty.   Not only that, but Ish-bosheth put his hope and trust in man. All of his courage and resolve came only in so far as Abner was close by his side. Do you remember when Abner told him that he was going to switch sides and join Team David? What happened? Ish-bosheth was paralyzed with fear. And now that Abner is dead, he is gripped with more fear.   Ish-bosheth refused to heed God’s word, and actively set himself in resistance to God’s word and suffered for it.   Heed the warning here today—do not set yourself up against God’s word. God’s word is the anvil upon which your rebellion and refusal to trust it will be crushed.

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