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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.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Be Tenderhearted

The fourth exhortation Peter gives us in 1 Peter 3:8 is to be Tenderhearted - which is the Greek word (εὔσπλαγχνξι, eusplanchnoi).

This term from eu means good, and splanchnon means inward parts, was originally a medical term denoting the intestines, bowels or tender parts. Gradually the physical meaning shifted to the metaphoric sense of affection and tender mercies. So when Peter says to be Tenderhearted, he is referring to our deepest feelings - down to those inward parts within us. We are to be deeply touched and moved by the hurts, the pain, the needs, and the joys of fellow believers and then act to help them. This is something we need to cultivate. It is so easy with all the pain and suffering in the world today to close up our hearts so we don't feel that pain, but Peter here is telling us to be Tenderhearted. Being tenderhearted draws people together, there is no room for selfishness. When you rejoice with those who rejoice and suffer with those who suffer you create a great bond together.

Acts 20:35 "I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"

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