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Jeremiah 17:23

But they obeyed not, neither inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff that they might not hear nor receive instruction.

As a stiff neck brings pain in the natural realm, refusal to obey God can bring spiritual pain. May we listen to God and receive our instructions … then quickly carry them out. 

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2 Chronicles 32:7,8

Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for there be more with us than with him: 8 With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

We can rest in the knowledge that it is God who fights our battles.  We need not rely on the arm of man.