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Summary: Three characteristics of David's men 1. Commitment 2. Competent 3. Courageous

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• In what ways, if any, do you view yourself as being in a spiritual "battle"?

• Of all that you have done in your past Christian life, what things required the most courage from you?

‎David has been anointed king at Hebron!"

Three characteristics of his men

1. Commitment

V. 38 KJV came with a perfect

v.38 NIV They came to Hebron fully determined

‎- Single-minded

‎- Wholehearted

‎- Christ's desire of our heart

‎- We sing "King of Our Life I Crown Thee Now"

‎b. V. 38 KJV came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel:

- Committed to a purpose, a cause

- To have David to be King

- Jn 21:15-17

- Peter was asked 3 times "do you love me"

- Jesus purpose for Peter "feed my lambs"

We will be either committed to COMFORT or CAUSE

- CAUSE Presents another choice

Eternal or temporary values

2 Timothy 2:4 (AV)

‎4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

‎2. Competent

v. 23-25 “ ready armed”

v. 31 “expressed by name”

v. 32 “had understanding of the times” “to know what Israel ought to do”

v.33, 38 “which could keep rand” – NIV “undivided loyalty”

v. 38 “were of one heart”

Which group stands out?

Note Zebulun – v.33

- They were expert – That takes practice & training

-- “Could keep rank” They were fully prepared & equipped

- They were totally loyal

3. Courageous

- v. 25 mighty men of valor

- Overcoming fear

- Can’t do it on our own

God’s promise

Joshua 1:5–9 (AV)

5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

6 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.

7 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.

8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

- We are not a prisoner of Circumstances

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