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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, January 22, 2015

Highest Motive for Holy Living

Over the next few posts we will discuss the Fifth Spiritual Incentive: The Love of God ~

1 Peter 1:18-21 'knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.'

This is the highest motive for holy living. In this paragraph, Peter reminds each believer of their salvation experience, a reminder that all of us regularly need. When you read this scripture and are reminded of what was done on your behalf, that you were chosen to be with God throughout eternity before the foundation of the world, it ought to make you drop to your knees praising and thanking God for saving your soul.

Peter reminds us that it took the precious blood of Jesus Christ to redeem us so that we could spend eternity with Him, that mere silver or gold wouldn’t do it. There is not enough money or precious metals that can buy your way into Heaven! Salvation is not anything we can attain it is a gift.

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