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Bible study is essential to our Christian walk. As we study God's Word, our personal relationship with God grows deeper and deeper. It empowers us to live for the Lord in every aspect of our lives. This is what has inspired me to do an online Bible study.

Many years ago my husband introduced me to a commentary on the book of Colossians and I was so blessed as the Scripture came to life before my very eyes. Since that day we have developed an extensive library and enjoy studying God's Word.

I have prepared some Bible studies that I would like to share with you. My prayer is that they will bless you as much as they have blessed me in preparing them. I pray your life is touched and that it would inspire you to live every moment of every day for Christ.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

We Must Guard our Motives

We read in Matthew 6:1 ~ Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven. ~

What we do, must be done from an inward principle, that we may glorify God, NOT that we may be praised of men. This all seems easy, right. But, how many times do we seek man's praise or approval? As A.W. Tozer said 'We say we want God to have all the glory, but then we also want a little side commission for all the work we do for Him'.

If our motive is to get the praise of men, then like the Pharisees, we will call attention to what we are doing. But if our motive is to serve God in love and please Him, then we will do our acts of kindness without calling attention to them. As a result, God will be glorified; and others will be helped.

The point is NOT that we should hold back from doing good, but that we should guard our motives behind what we do. It is the glory and praise of God that really counts!

Seek God's eternal rewards rather than man's temporary rewards!

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