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2 Kings 2:1-2

2 Kings 2:1–2 (ESV): "Now when the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. 2 And Elijah said to Elisha, "Please stay here, for the Lord has sent me as far as Bethel." But Elisha said, "As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you." So they went down to Bet...
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1 Kings 22:13-14

1 Kings 22:13–14 (ESV): 13 And the messenger who went to summon Micaiah said to him, "Behold, the words of the prophets with one accord are favorable to the king. Let your word be like the word of one of them, and speak favorably." 14 But Micaiah said, "As the Lord lives, what the Lord says to me, that I will speak."Speaking God's truth i...
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1 Kings 21:27-29

1 Kings 21:27–29 (ESV): 27 And when Ahab heard those words, he tore his clothes and put sackcloth on his flesh and fasted and lay in sackcloth and went about dejectedly. 28 And the word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying, 29 "Have you seen how Ahab has humbled himself before me? Because he has humbled himself before me, ...
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1 Kings 21:15-16

1 Kings 21:15–16 (ESV): "15 As soon as Jezebel heard that Naboth had been stoned and was dead, Jezebel said to Ahab, "Arise, take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, which he refused to give you for money, for Naboth is not alive, but dead." 16 And as soon as Ahab heard that Naboth was dead, Ahab arose to go down to the v...
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1 Kings 20:35-36

1 Kings 20:35–36 (ESV): "35 And a certain man of the sons of the prophets said to his fellow at the command of the Lord, "Strike me, please." But the man refused to strike him. 36 Then he said to him, "Because you have not obeyed the voice of the Lord, behold, as soon as you have gone from me, a lion shall strike you down." And as soon as...
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1 Kings 19:21

1 Kings 19:21 (ESV): "21 And he returned from following him and took the yoke of oxen and sacrificed them and boiled their flesh with the yokes of the oxen and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he arose and went after Elijah and assisted him."You'll never be all-in if you always have a backup plan. Following God requires you to burn do...
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1 Kings 19:4

1 Kings 19:4 (ESV): "4 But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he asked that he might die, saying, "It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my fathers." Everyone is prone to discouragement and depression. If we focus on the wrong things and go to t...
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1 Kings 18:37-39

1 Kings 18:37–39 (ESV): "37 Answer me, O Lord, answer me, that this people may know that you, O Lord, are God, and that you have turned their hearts back." 38 Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt offering and the wood and the stones and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. 39 And when all the peo...
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1 Kings 17:2-5

1 Kings 17:2–5 (ESV): "2 And the word of the Lord came to him: 3 "Depart from here and turn eastward and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan. 4 You shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there." 5 So he went and did according to the word of the Lord. He went and lived ...
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1 Kings 15:3-5

1 Kings 15:3–5 (ESV): "3 And he walked in all the sins that his father did before him, and his heart was not wholly true to the Lord his God, as the heart of David his father. 4 Nevertheless, for David's sake the Lord his God gave him a lamp in Jerusalem, setting up his son after him, and establishing Jerusalem, 5 because David did w...
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1 Kings 14:25-27

1 Kings 14:25–27 (ESV): "25 In the fifth year of King Rehoboam, Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem. 26 He took away the treasures of the house of the Lord and the treasures of the king's house. He took away everything. He also took away all the shields of gold that Solomon had made, 27 and King Rehoboam made in their pla...
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1 Kings 12:20

1 Kings 12:20 (ESV): "20 And when all Israel heard that Jeroboam had returned, they sent and called him to the assembly and made him king over all Israel. There was none that followed the house of David but the tribe of Judah only."The classic statement of the unrepentant heart is, "my sin isn't hurting anyone else", wrong! You may not see it ...
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1 Kings 11:11-13

1 Kings 11:11–13 (ESV): 11 Therefore the Lord said to Solomon, "Since this has been your practice and you have not kept my covenant and my statutes that I have commanded you, I will surely tear the kingdom from you and will give it to your servant. 12 Yet for the sake of David your father I will not do it in your days, but I will tear it ...
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1 Kings 10:6-8

1 Kings 10:6–8 (ESV): "6 And she said to the king, "The report was true that I heard in my own land of your words and of your wisdom, 7 but I did not believe the reports until I came and my own eyes had seen it. And behold, the half was not told me. Your wisdom and prosperity surpass the report that I heard."When God promises to give you ...
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1 Kings 8:61

 1 Kings 8:61 (ESV): "61 Let your heart therefore be wholly true to the Lord our God, walking in his statutes and keeping his commandments, as at this day." The heart of the matter is always a matter of the heart. That's why we must keep our hearts with all diligence for out of it spring the issues of life (Prov 4:23).After Solomon f...
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1 King 5:4-5

1 Kings 5:4–5 (ESV): "4 But now the Lord my God has given me rest on every side. There is neither adversary nor misfortune. 5 And so I intend to build a house for the name of the Lord my God, as the Lord said to David my father, 'Your son, whom I will set on your throne in your place, shall build the house for my name.'"How do you respond...
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1 Kings 3:11-14

1 Kings 3:11–14 (ESV): "11 And God said to him, "Because you have asked this, and have not asked for yourself long life or riches or the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right, 12 behold, I now do according to your word. Behold, I give you a wise and discerning mind, so that none like you ...
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1 Kings 1:11-12

1 Kings 1:11–12 (ESV): "11 Then Nathan said to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon, "Have you not heard that Adonijah the son of Haggith has become king and David our lord does not know it? 12 Now therefore come, let me give you advice, that you may save your own life and the life of your son Solomon."The enemy is actively at work to steal, k...
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2 Samuel 24:24-25

2 Samuel 24:24–25 (ESV): 24 But the king said to Araunah, "No, but I will buy it from you for a price. I will not offer burnt offerings to the Lord my God that cost me nothing." So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver. 25 And David built there an altar to the Lord and offered burnt offerings and peace ...
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2 Samuel 24:10

2 Samuel 24:10 (ESV): 10 But David's heart struck him after he had numbered the people. And David said to the Lord, "I have sinned greatly in what I have done. But now, O Lord, please take away the iniquity of your servant, for I have done very foolishly." It's easy to get prideful when counting our blessings. We can begin to gloat in the...
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