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Low Blow

Getting Hit Below The Belt-

(an expression used in boxing)

Something that seemed to come out of nowhere and knocked us to our knees.

In boxing circles it’s called being hit with a “low blow”

 

The dictionary defines it as; “An illegal blow in boxing that lands below the opponent's waist.” It is also called “getting hit below the belt.”

It can also be defined as “an unprincipled attack on one’s character or reputation.”

 

In Psalm 41:9 King David reflects on a day when he was struck with a “low blow”

“Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.” KJV

 

Psalm 55:12-14-

“If it were an enemy making fun of me, I could endure it; if it were an opponent boasting over me, I could hide myself from him. 13But it is you, my companion, my colleague and close friend.14We had intimate talks with each other and worshiped together in the Temple. GNT

 

David doesn’t mention the “best friend” by name but he doesn’t have to.

This was Ahithophel who sided with Absalom David’s own son who sought to overtake his father’s throne. Ahithophel was to David what Judas was to Jesus a betrayer.

 

David experienced an attack not only against his character but his position as king was in jeopardy along with his reputation.

 

Sometimes our lives are hit (with low blows) but somehow, must of us manage to recover and get back up. Whether it was intentional or unintentional it still hurts but with help of God we will eventually recover.

 

People will Laugh when you’re Down

Believe it or not spectators can be seen laughing after seeing a boxer getting hit with a low blow.

So there are people who take amusement in another person’s pain.

They may not have initiated the blow but they enjoy seeing it happen.

Watch our latest video entitled Low Blows, getting hit below the belt

Pastor Ron