the comeback - refuse

April 26, 2020 | Matt Ware

Podcast | Spotify

Everybody loves a good comeback story, and one of the greatest of all time is David at Ziklag. In one day, he lost it all—his family, his home and his possessions. It was the greatest setback he had ever experienced. But by applying David’s response to our own situation, we can see how to turn the setback into THE COMEBACK!

Step 2: Refuse

1 Samuel 30:4 (ESV) Then David and the people who were with him raised their voices and wept until they had no more strength to weep.

1 Samuel 30:6 (ESV) David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because all the people were bitter in soul.

Hebrews 12:15 (ESV) See to it … that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled.

Luke 17:1 (NKJV) It is impossible that no offenses should come.


Galatians 6:5 (NLT) we are each responsible for our own conduct.

Proverbs 4:23 (NIV) Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.


Proverbs 18:21 (ESV) Death and life are in the power of the tongue.

Proverbs 15:4 (NKJV) A wholesome tongue is a tree of life.

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