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Here are the seven ways to meet a king or be one.
1. Obeying His Word
John 14:15 AMPC
“If you [really] lAMPCve Me, you will keep (obey) My commands.”
John 14:23 AMPC
“Jesus answered, If a person [really] loves Me, he will keep My word [obey My teaching]; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home (abode, special dwelling place) with him.”
2. Be a diligent worker
Proverbs 10:4 AMPC
“He becomes poor who works with a slack and idle hand, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.”
Proverbs 12:24 AMPC
“The diligent find freedom in their work; the lazy are oppressed by work.”
Proverbs 21:5 KJV
“The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.”
Proverbs 21:5 NLT
“Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.”
Proverbs 22:29 AMPC
“Do you see a man diligent and skillful in his business? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.”
3. Become known as a person of wisdom
Daniel 2:20 KJV
“Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his.”
Daniel 5:12 AMPC
“Because an excellent spirit, knowledge, and understanding to interpret dreams, clarify riddles, and solve knotty problems were found in this same Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar. Now let Daniel be called, and he will show the interpretation.”
Daniel 5:16 NLT
“I am told that you can give interpretations and solve difficult problems. If you can read these words and tell me their meaning, you will be clothed in purple robes of royal honor, and you will have a gold chain placed around your neck. You will become the third highest ruler in the kingdom.”
Successful people are knowledgeable and understand the importance of having wise people around them.
4. Be known as a person of integrity
Job 31:6 KJV
“Let me be weighed in an even balance that God may know mine integrity.”
Proverbs 28:6 AMPC
“Better is the poor man who walks in his integrity than he who willfully goes in double and wrong ways, though he is rich.”
Money brings out who people are on the inside more clearly than probably anything else.
It’s the character of a person’s heart and not the balance in their checkbook or lack thereof that determines who they are.
Job 4:6 NLT
“Doesn’t your reverence for God give you confidence? Doesn’t your life of integrity give you hope.”
5. Be known as someone who blesses others
Genesis 12:2 NCV
“I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you. I will make you famous, and you will be a blesNLTsing to others.”
Proverbs 11:25 in the New Living Translation says:
“The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped.”
Ephesians 6:8 KJV
“Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.”
6. Be a scriptural giver to either become a king or be noticed by one.
Here are four keys to being a scriptural giver.
1. Gives when God tells you to give. . .regardless of the circumstances.
Genesis 26:2-4 KJV
“… the Lord appeared unto him (Isaac), and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of:
“Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee: for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father.”
“… I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven …”
Genesis 26:12-14 KJV
“Then Isaac sowed in that land and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him.
“And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great:
“For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him.”
2. Gives where God tells you him to give.
Matthew 13:23 NLT
“The seed that fell on good soil represents those who truly hear and understand God’s word and produce a harvest of thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been planted!”
3. Gives what God tells you to give.
Deuteronomy 16:17 NIV
“Each of you must bring a gift in proportion to the way the LORD your God has blessed you.”
4. God wants you to be happy in your giving.
Psalm 126:6 KJV
“He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”
Psalm 126:6 MSG
“So those who planted their crops in despair will shout hurrahs at the harvest, So those who went off with heavy hearts will come home laughing, with armloads of blessing.”
2 Corinthians 9:6 MSG
“Remember: A stingy planter gets a stingy crop; a lavish planter gets a lavish crop. I want each of you to take plenty of time to think it over, and make up your own mind what you will give. That will protect you against sob stories and arm-twisting. God loves it when the giver delights in the giving.”
2 Corinthians 9:7 AMPC
“Let each one [give] as he has made up his own mind and purposed in his heart, not reluctantly or sorrowfully or under compulsion, for God loves (He takes pleasure in, prizes above other things, and is unwilling to abandon or to do without) a cheerful (joyous, "prompt to do it") giver [whose heart is in his giving].”
7. Bring a gift
Proverbs 18:16 KJV
“A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.”
According to Strong’s Concordance the word gift is the Hebrew word mattan (H4976) and it means:
“gifts, offerings, presents.”
At your convenience, I recommend that you read Genesis 34:12; Numbers 18:11, Proverbs 19:6, Proverbs 21:14 and, of course, Proverbs 18:16.
Proverbs 18:16 NLT
“Giving a gift can open doors; it gives access to important people!”
Proverbs 18:16 MSG
“A gift gets attention; it buys the attention of eminent people.”
1 Kings 10:1-3 KJV
“1And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to prove him with hard questions.
2And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels that bare spices, and very much gold, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart.
3And Solomon told her all her questions: there was not anything hid from the king, which he told her not.”
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