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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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Monday, January 19, 2015

Call to Obedience

As we continue our study on the book of 1 Peter, we look at the Second Spiritual Incentive: The Holiness of God ~ 1 Peter 1:14-15 'as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct'.


This call to obedience of God’s standard is a call to holiness. The holiness of God calls forth the strongest motivation for obedience. The believer’s conduct should therefore reflect this relationship. ~ 1 Corinthians 6:20 'For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.'

"Be ye holy" is an imperative, a solemn command. Peter told believers that God who called them is "holy" (hagion, pure, blameless), and He is to be their standard or pattern in all "manner of conversation" (anastrophē, manner of life, behavior).

Citizens of Christ’s kingdom do not really have a choice but are commanded to be holy, set apart, different from the world and aligned with the kingdom of God in Christ Jesus. When we talk about being different from the world we are not talking about being odd but the quality of our life is different from the world.
- Our present life is different from our past life
- Our lifestyles are different from the unbelievers around us

We are to be holy "in all manner of conversation [behavior]," so that everything we do reflects the holiness of God.

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