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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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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A Life Committed to God

Peter concludes chapter four of his first epistle with a command that we commit our lives to God.

1 Peter 4:19 ‘Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator.' NKJV

“Commit their souls” is in the Present Imperative Active mode, meaning that this is a command which involves a continuous or repeated action. So, we are to continuously commit our lives to doing good. Those who are experiencing the "fiery trial" are urged to "commit" the keeping of their souls (life, heart, mind) to God. The Greeks used this word in banking; it means to make a deposit. Peter urged the believers to place their lives in God's safe keeping.

Peter tells us that our suffering is "according to the will of God" who has allowed our suffering in order to purify our lives. Therefore, we can commit ourselves to Him with confidence, knowing that He created us and is faithful to fulfill His plan for our lives.

This picture reminds us that we are valuable to God. He made us, redeemed us, lives in us, guards, and protects us. When you invest your life with God, you have nothing to fear, for He is able to keep you. We have no need to worry! He is the faithful Creator, and His faithfulness will not fail.

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