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Understanding the needs we have is halfway to solving them. That sounds much easier to achieve than it really is. Understanding requires accurate knowledge and, along with that, the will to implement the instruments that will lead to success (Hosea 4:6 Hosea 4:6My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you shall be no priest to me: seeing you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.
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The Bible tells us to continue to grow in grace and knowledge—that is the fundamental truth of understanding (2 Peter 3:18 2 Peter 3:18But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
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). Half the battle is won if we know what to do, how to do it and when to do it. The rest is a matter of execution and of will. Paul noted that even when he knew what to do, he did not always do it (Romans 7:18 Romans 7:18For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwells no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
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). Until we overcome that problem, understanding is only half way, and the rest will not get done.

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