2 Samuel 21:8-14
1) Rizpahs are Relentless
steady and persistent, sustained; unyielding; having a grim determination; never ceasing, unstoppable
Proverbs 12:18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
“She had no ability to give up. It wasn’t that she didn’t want to quit, she couldn’t. It wasn’t in her. Itnever had been.”
2) Rizpahs are Defenders
Rizpah’s refuse to quit.
“At the end, someone or something always gives up. It is either you give up and quit or the obstacle orbfailure gives up and makes way for your success to come through.”
Don’t quit defending truth.
Don’t quit defending honor.
Don’t quit defending Identity.
Lie – I am messed up, perverted, broken beyond repair and can never change
Truth – 2 Cor 5:17 If anyone is in Christ, He (she) is a new creation, the old is GONE, the new is here
Lie – I can’t get through this hard time. I am so tired all the time, my life is just too hard.
Truth – 2 Cor 1:21 It is God who makes us able to stand firm in Christ
Lie – My life really doesn’t matter. I am a nobody. I am a loser
Truth – Ephesians 2:10 (You) We are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which
God prepared in advance for us (you) to do.
Lie – No one could ever love me. If you knew me, you wouldn’t love me.
Truth – John 15:9 – As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.
Lie – I am always going to fail. No matter what I try, it will fail, because I am a failure.
Truth – Romans 8:37 – We are MORE than conquerors through Him (Christ) who loved us.
3) Rizpahs Stand on the Rock
We must relentlessly defend our relationships, His Word, and our identity from a position of victory.
You see you can be defending your position, but if you aren’t positioned on the Rock, than you will
constantly be defensive.
2 Samuel 21:8-14