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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Friday, May 17, 2013

Experiencing God's Shelter

A good day for the believer who loves life is not one in which he is pampered and sheltered, but one in which he experiences God's help and blessing because of life's problems and trials. ~ It is a day in which he magnifies the Lord (Psalm 34:1-3) experiences answers to prayer (Psalm 34:4-7) tastes the goodness of God (Psalm 34:8) and senses the nearness of God (Psalm 34:18).

No person has life apart from God! 1 Peter 3:12 'For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers; but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.' Peter here is quoting Psalm 34

As we see in verse twelve, the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous - God sees all. Then it says His ears are open to their prayers. Not only are the Lord's eyes open and watching, but His ears are open to their prayer. The idea here is that He hears our cries in times of need and He meets our need according to His will. God cares and looks after us day by day never letting us suffer more than we can bear. Nothing happens to God's people that He has not allowed for some purpose. Whatever happens, we know that His promises of blessing, whether in this life or in the life to come are certain.

These words are of great comfort, but the verse goes on. Not only is the Lord watching and listening but also goes against those who do evil. Note that the very face of the Lord stands against those who do evil. The picture is that the Lord does not only see the evil person, but that those who do evil against us will stand face to face with the Lord as He deals with them.

Rest in The Lord today my friend and have a blessed day! The next time you think you are having a 'bad day' and you hate life, read Psalm 34 and you may discover you are really having a 'good day' to the glory of God.

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