Welcome to Empowered Bible Study Ministries

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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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Keeping our Motives in Check!

One of the biggest problems we face is being blind to our own faults. Our actions may appear to be upright, but in reality, we are doing it for all the wrong reasons. Proverbs 16:2 tells us: All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, But the LORD weighs the motives. ~

For example, Sometimes we give someone help purely for the gratitude. In our own minds we think, it feels good to help someone, but deep down we want to be recognized for helping them and are upset when we don't receive the acknowledgement. Instead of simply helping them, we want something in return. Our actions can come from unhealthy motives such as pride, insecurity, and fear. We need to keep our motives in check. Take time to look past your actions to what lies behind them. Ask God to show you what He sees when He examines your motives and give you the wisdom and strength to put your motives in check.

One way to keep our motives in check is growing in our personal relationship with Christ, placing God number one in your life surrendering all to Him. We need to be in God's word, seeking the opportunities that He has planned and giving Him all the glory.

For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

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