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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 respon...
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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, ...
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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 th...
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2 Samuel 20:6

2 Samuel 20:6 (ESV): 6 And David said to Abishai, "Now Sheba the son of Bichri will do us more harm than Absalom. Take your lord's servants and pursue him, lest he get himself to fortified cities and escape from us."  It's highly important to learn from your mistakes because God is faithful to give us a retest. How else will we know if we...
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2 Samuel 18:5

2 Samuel 18:5 (ESV): "5 And the king ordered Joab and Abishai and Ittai, "Deal gently for my sake with the young man Absalom." And all the people heard when the king gave orders to all the commanders about Absalom." Betrayal is difficult to deal with but the heart of the Father towards His child is so great that it can overcome even the worst ...
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2 Samuel 13:20-21

2 Samuel 13:20–21 (ESV): "20 And her brother Absalom said to her, "Has Amnon your brother been with you? Now hold your peace, my sister. He is your brother; do not take this to heart." So Tamar lived, a desolate woman, in her brother Absalom's house. 21 When King David heard of all these things, he was very angry." The world is a cold, da...
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2 Samuel 12:13-15

2 Samuel 12:13–15 (ESV): "13 David said to Nathan, "I have sinned against the Lord." And Nathan said to David, "The Lord also has put away your sin; you shall not die. 14 Nevertheless, because by this deed you have utterly scorned the Lord, the child who is born to you shall die." 15 Then Nathan went to his house." The wages of sin i...
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2 Samuel 9:3-6

2 Samuel 9:3–6 (ESV): "3 And the king said, "Is there not still someone of the house of Saul, that I may show the kindness of God to him?" Ziba said to the king, "There is still a son of Jonathan; he is crippled in his feet." 4 The king said to him, "Where is he?" And Ziba said to the king, "He is in the house of Machir the son of Ammiel,...
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2 Samuel 6:7-11

2 Samuel 6:7–11 (ESV): "7 And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzzah, and God struck him down there because of his error, and he died there beside the ark of God. 8 And David was angry because the Lord had broken out against Uzzah. And that place is called Perez-uzzah to this day. 9 And David was afraid of the Lord that day,...
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2 Samuel 5:23-25

2 Samuel 5:23–25 (ESV): "23 And when David inquired of the Lord, he said, "You shall not go up; go around to their rear, and come against them opposite the balsam trees. 24 And when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, then rouse yourself, for then the Lord has gone out before you to strike down the army of the Philistine...
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2 Samuel 1:11-12

2 Samuel 1:11–12 (ESV): "11 Then David took hold of his clothes and tore them, and so did all the men who were with him. 12 And they mourned and wept and fasted until evening for Saul and for Jonathan his son and for the people of the Lord and for the house of Israel, because they had fallen by the sword." Dealing with the death of loved ...
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1 Samuel 30:22-24

1 Samuel 30:22–24 (ESV): 22 Then all the wicked and worthless fellows among the men who had gone with David said, "Because they did not go with us, we will not give them any of the spoil that we have recovered, except that each man may lead away his wife and children, and depart." 23 But David said, "You shall not do so, my brothers,...
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1 Samuel 24:4-7

1 Samuel 24:4–7 (ESV): "Then David arose and stealthily cut off a corner of Saul's robe. 5 And afterward, David's heart struck him, because he had cut off a corner of Saul's robe. 6 He said to his men, "The Lord forbid that I should do this thing to my lord, the Lord's anointed, to put out my hand against him, seeing he is the Lord's anointed." 7 S...
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1 Samuel 21:6

1 Samuel 21:6 (ESV): "6 So the priest gave him the holy bread, for there was no bread there but the bread of the Presence, which is removed from before the Lord, to be replaced by hot bread on the day it is taken away." Human need always takes precedence over law according to Jesus (Luke 6:3-4; Matthew 12:1-8). We are to defer to the law of love ab...
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1 Samuel 18:14-16

1 Samuel 18:14–16 (ESV): "14 And David had success in all his undertakings, for the Lord was with him. 15 And when Saul saw that he had great success, he stood in fearful awe of him. 16 But all Israel and Judah loved David, for he went out and came in before them." The greatest thing a person can have going for them is that the Lord is with them.&n...
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1 Samuel 17:38-40

1 Samuel 17:38–40 (ESV): "38 Then Saul clothed David with his armor. He put a helmet of bronze on his head and clothed him with a coat of mail, 39 and David strapped his sword over his armor. And he tried in vain to go, for he had not tested them. Then David said to Saul, "I cannot go with these, for I have not tested them." So David put ...
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1 Samuel 16:17-19

1 Samuel 16:17–19 (ESV): 17 So Saul said to his servants, "Provide for me a man who can play well and bring him to me." 18 One of the young men answered, "Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, who is skillful in playing, a man of valor, a man of war, prudent in speech, and a man of good presence, and the Lord is with him." 19 Therefo...
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1 Samuel 16:6-7

1 Samuel 16:6–7 (ESV): 6 When they came, he looked on Eliab and thought, "Surely the Lord's anointed is before him." 7 But the Lord said to Samuel, "Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the h...
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