Struck down, but not destroyed

By “struck down” we can understand that it is something that was attacked:

A) throw down a building, construction or walls.
B) throw a person, animal or thing on the ground.
C) lose power, dignity or privileged position.

Every day we find a number of people, who are hit by various situations. But we must ask our God to strengthen our lives.

Nothing is impossible to God, tribulations or anguish can not destroy us and this is why God is the one who sustains us at all times.

To destroy is to turn a thing into pieces

or make it disappear by fire.

Here we can see the meaning of this word, and that is that when you have something and destroy it, what you had will no longer exist and it is because it was destroyed, and this is the reason why we talk about destroying, we can see the case of goliat who was destroyed by David:

Then David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone; and he slung it and struck the Philistine in his forehead, so that the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the earth.

1 Samuel 17:49

No matter how big or small things are, if it was time for them to be destroyed that way it will be. As we saw earlier, Goliath was giant and was destroyed by someone of much less stature, named David.

We also have a Biblical quote, which tells us about this great truth and that leads us to understand that we can be overthrown, but not destroyed:

8 We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed— 

2 Corinthians 4:8-9

This is how this Biblical quote explains to us, that even though we are going through difficult times we do not stop, we keep looking at Christ, because a moment of weakness will come and we will possibly be overthrown, but we will not be destroyed, we can continue forward with Jesus Christ.

5 thoughts on “Struck down, but not destroyed

  • June 26, 2018 at 11:31 am
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    Am highly encouraged by this. I have problems and I trust God will come to my aid soonest. Am down but not out.

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  • June 27, 2018 at 8:51 am
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    Dierbare Here .. U ken my kommer en die van my dogters en my man. Dankie dat U ons dra. Ek prys u goeie Vader.

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  • December 13, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    DEAR LORD JESUS CHRIST I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR WAKING ME MY MOM MY WIFE UP TO SEE ANOTHER ONE OF BEAUTIFUL DAY’S JESUS THANK YOU FOR FORGIVING ME AND SAVING ME OF MY SINS LORD THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME YOUR TEACHINGS AND WORDS OF THE HOLY BIBLE TO READ EVERYDAY LORD JESUS CHRIST I GIVE YOU ALL THE HONOR PRAISE AND GLORY I LOVE YOU LORD JESUS CHRIST.

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  • December 13, 2019 at 4:14 pm
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    Struck down, but not destroyed
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    The apostle Paul had been called by the Lord to have his ministry among the gentiles.

    Now he is at the Corinthian Church with a lot of difficulties on every side. He is mindful of God’s plan about his ministry there, so he is expectant: he trusts in the power of God. And, no matter what happens, he is not desperate; he is persecuted by his enemies, but he knows that God does not abandon him—because He has people among those men and women in that city.
    Paul feels attacked in such a way that, perhaps, we might think he is crushed in that place by the Devil’s forces. But he is actually “not crushed” (as he says): he knows that no one can overcome the power of God.

    So Paul writes:
    “We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
    persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed”
    2 Corinthians 4:8-9

    The Church at Corinth was a church which caused a lot of problems, but at last the power of God overcame all his enemies.

    So, brethren and readers: let’s imitate Paul, whatever happens. Even against all hope, let’s believe in hope, in our good Father
    (Romans 4:18).

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