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Death Zone

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May 28, 2021 8:00 pm

Death Zone

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May 28, 2021 8:00 pm

In 2019, a climber saw his last sunrise from the peak of Mount Everest. He survived the dangerous ascent, but the high altitude squeezed his heart, and he passed away on the trek down. One medical expert warns climbers not to think of the summit as their journey’s end. They must get up and down quickly, remembering “they’re in the Death Zone.”

David survived his dangerous climb to the top. He killed lions and bears, slew Goliath, dodged Saul’s spear and pursuing army, and conquered Philistines and Ammonites to become king of the mountain.

But David forgot he was in the death zone. At the peak of his success, as “the Lord gave David victory wherever he went” (2 Samuel 8:6), he committed adultery and murder. His initial mistake? He lingered on the mountaintop. When his army set out for new challenges, he “remained in Jerusalem” (11:1). David once had volunteered to fight Goliath; now he relaxed in the accolades of his triumphs.

It’s hard to stay grounded when everyone, including God, says you’re special (2 Samuel 7:11–16). But we must. If we’ve achieved some success, we may appropriately celebrate the accomplishment and accept congratulations, but we must keep moving. We’re in the death zone. Come down the mountain. Humbly serve others in the valley—asking God to guard our heart and our steps.

 

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Thanks for joining us for this word of encouragement from Our Daily Bread.

My name is Mike Witmer I wrote today's reading so in 2019.

A climber saw his last sunrise from the peak of Mount Everest. He survived the dangerous ascent, but the high-altitude squeezed his heart and he passed away on the truck down one medical expert warns climbers not to think of the summit as their journeys and they must get up and down quickly remembering there in the death zone.

David survived his dangerous climb to the top.

He killed lions and bears, slew Goliath, Dodge, soul, spirit in pursuing army and conquered Philistines and ammonites to become king of the mountain, but David forgot he was in the death zone at the peak of his success as the Lord gave David victory wherever he went he committed adultery and murder. His initial mistake. He lingered on the mountaintop when his army set out for new challenges. He remained in Jerusalem. David once had volunteered to fight Goliath. Now he relaxing the accolades of his triumphs. It's hard to stay grounded when everyone including God says your special, but we must if we achieved some success, we may appropriately celebrate the accomplishment and accept congratulations but we must keep moving were in the death zone come down the mountain, humbly serve others in the Valley, asking God to guard your heart and your steps. Today's Our Daily Bread Scripture reading is from second Samuel chapter 11 verses one through six and 12 through 15 in the spring at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king's men and the whole Israelite army to destroy the ammonites and besieged Rob but David remained in Jerusalem. One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace from the roof he saw a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful and David sent someone to find out about her. The man said she is Bathsheba, the daughter of Elian and the wife of Uriah the Hittite. Then David sent messengers to get her. She came to him and he slept with her. Now she was purifying herself from her monthly uncleanness. Then she went back home. The woman conceived and sent word to David saying I am pregnant so David sent this word to Joab. Send me Uriah the Hittite and Joab sent him to David now let's read verses 12 to 15 then David said to him, stay here one more day and tomorrow I'll send you back, so Uriah remained in Jerusalem that day and the next and David's invitation. He ate and drank with him and David made him drunk, but in the evening Uriah went out to sleep on his mat among his master servants. He did not go home in the morning. David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it with Uriah. In it he wrote put Uriah out in front with a fighting his fiercest then withdraw from him so he will be struck down and die.

Let's pray father take our eyes off of ourselves off of our own problems in our own successes. May we look only at Jesus and threw him, may we serve others. Amen. Long days encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread ministries


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