focused to the finish

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focused to the finish

Deuteronomy 17:16-17

Deuteronomy 17:16 However, he must not acquire many horses for himself or send the people back to Egypt to acquire many horses, because Yahveh has told you, ‘You are never to go back that way again.’
Deuteronomy 17:17 He must not acquire many wives for himself so that his heart won’t go astray. He must not acquire very large amounts of silver and gold for himself.

focused to the finish

Having an Israelite king itself will be no guarantee of God’s favor. The king has to be devoted to God. He has to seek what God wants, and avoid using his power to boost his own importance. He needs to trust God instead of alliances with foreign powers. He needs to stay away from the numerous allegiances that having many wives would bring.

The Israelites needed a king with focus.

When Jesus came, he said “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work ” (John 4:34 NASB). He was focused to the finish.

Thank you, Jesus, for staying focused until all God wanted to do was finished.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is a former Christian missionary and a candidate for pastoral ministry. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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