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Not for Sale

And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentils; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright. —Genesis 25:33-34

Abandon Self-Preservation

By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me. —John 5:30

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When all the elders of Israel had come to King David at Hebron, the king made a compact with them at Hebron before the Lord, and they anointed David king over Israel. —2 Samuel 5:3

Sealed

In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. —Ephesians 1:13-14

Consolation When Things Don't Go Well

Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines ... yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. —Habakkuk 3:17-18

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"You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you," declares the Lord, "and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you," declares the Lord, "and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile." —Jeremiah 29:13-14

Whom Will You Believe?

And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gideon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae, of David also-.-.-.-Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions.-.-.-.- —Hebrews 11:32-33

Overcoming Self-Pity

Those I love have turned against me. ... I have escaped with only the skin of my teeth. Have pity on me, my friends, have pity, for the hand of God has struck me. —Job 19:19-21

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Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope when you were called—one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. —Ephesians 4:2-6

We Serve a Healing God

If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God-.-.-.-I will put none of these diseases upon thee-.-.-.-for I am the Lord that healeth thee. —Exodus 15:26

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In the course of time, David inquired of the Lord. "Shall I go up to one of the towns of Judah?" he asked. The Lord said, "Go up." David asked, "Where shall I go?" "To Hebron," the Lord answered. —2 Samuel 2:1

Change Your Mind

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God. —Romans 12:2

Pain That Produces Humility

I know, O Lord, that your laws are righteous, and in faithfulness you have afflicted me. —Psalm 119:75

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Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. —2 Corinthians 9:10-11

The Kingdom of Heaven

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. —Matthew 6:10

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David left Gath and escaped to the cave of Adullam. ... All those who were in distress or in debt or discontented gathered around him, and he became their leader. About four hundred men were with him. —1 Samuel 22:1-2

Release the Spirit

Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him. —John 7:38

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No one from the east or the west or from the desert can exalt a man. But it is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another. —Psalm 75:6-7

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