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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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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Attitude of Faith

We should love one another; love our enemies, and love life.

Let's look at 1 Peter 3:10-12: For "He who would love life and see good days,Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips from speaking deceit. Let him turn away from evil and do good; Let him seek peace and pursue it. 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." ~ Notice here that Peter is quoting Psalms 34:12-16. When we see persecution increasing and we see all the bad things happening in life, it should not cause us to give up on life. What may appear as "bad days" to the world can be "good days" for a Christian, if he will only meet certain conditions. My friend, We can decide to endure life and make it a burden, escape life as though we were running from a battle, or enjoy life because we know God is in control. Peter was not suggesting some kind of unrealistic psychological gymnastics that refused to face facts. Rather, he was urging his readers to take a positive approach to life and by faith make the most of every situation. It is an attitude of faith that sees the best in every situation.

Peter shows us four steps to loving and enjoying life:
1: refrain your tongue from evil (v.10)
2: turn away from evil and do good (v.11)
3: seek peace and pursue it (v.11)
4: remember the source of life, the Lord Himself (v.12)

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