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But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 1:22 AMP

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Fully Rely on God

“In the beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself”. John 1:1 AMP

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12th II Samuel Chapter 3 Chapter 5  Fully Rely On God

Memory Verse: And there they left their images, and David and his men burned them. II Samuel 5:21 KJV

It speaks well of great men (and women) who first lend themselves to God’s leading. David reigned forty years over the people of Israel. Though he was just thirty years of age when he began to reign, David’s reputation from the Lord preceded him (II Samuel 5:2). The people were not troubled over submitting to David’s leadership because he had served God – and helped save their lives several times before he became king.

When Jesus chose the disciples, He was not looking for a fan club. He did not need people to follow Him around and sing His praises. (Angels in heaven sing twenty-four-seven, “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lamb! Jesus was however, a master teacher. He taught His disciples what He learned from His father.

One of the principle lessons David learned before he was officially anointed king, was not to keep the accursed thing in his house (kingdom). David could surely recall how God removed His hedge of protection and allowed the Israelites to be defeated if at any time they kept amongst them idol gods or vessels used in sacrifice to idols.

David understood that his prosperity was dependent upon God’s favor (II Samuel 5:12). He did not think God was asking too much in wanting to be the only God.

Do you fully rely on God (F.R.O.G.)?

Thou shalt have none other gods before me. Deuteronomy 5:7 KJV

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