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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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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Looking through God's Eyes

Once we have accepted Jesus Christ into our hearts and we begin to grow in our Christian walk, we begin to separate ourselves from our old life. We don't do all the things we did as an unbeliever and those we hung around with don't always understand the change in our spirit. In fact, it tells us in scripture that they think it strange that we do not run with them any longer. Let's look at 1 Peter 4:4-5 "In regard to these, they think it strange that you do not run with them in the same flood of dissipation, speaking evil of you. They will give an account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead."

Because they don't understand, we see here in scripture that they often begin to speak evil of us, they ridicule, mock, and withdraw from us because we now don't share the same goals. They don't understand why we don't do the same things we used to do before our conversion, so this is an opportunity to witness to them and explain the wonderful transformation Christ has made in your life.

Notice in verse five: They shall give an account to Christ for all their ridicule, abuse, and persecution of believers. Scripture is clear: Christ is ready to judge.

The unsaved may judge us, but one day, God will judge them. Instead of arguing with them, we should pray for them, knowing that the final judgment is with God. This is the attitude the apostle Paul had in 2 Timothy 2:24-26 "The Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged, with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will."

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