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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, March 5, 2015

The Lord is with you

Let us look at 1 Peter 3:12 for the fourth step to loving and enjoying life which is remembering the source of life, the Lord Himself: my friend, No person has life apart from God, and God sees exactly who it is that is to receive life.

The scripture says the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous. God sees the righteous, the very person that was described in our previous posts; The person who controls his tongue, who does not speak evil nor deceive people, the person who turns away and flees from evil, the person who seeks peace and pursues it. Then it says in verse twelve, His ears are open to their prayers. The idea here is that He hears their cries in times of need and He meets their need. God cares and looks after the righteous day by day, never letting them suffer more than they can bear. God gives life, both abundant and eternal life to the righteous, and He looks after them by answering their prayers while they journey throughout life. Nothing happens to God's people that he has not allowed for some purpose. Whatever happens, God's people know that his promises of blessing—whether in this life or in the life to come—are certain. Not only are the Lord's eyes open and watching, but his ears are open to their prayer. He listens when his people call to him. He knows all their needs. He hears their prayers in suffering. These words would have been of great comfort to these suffering Christians. Not only were they seen, heard, and ultimately protected, but those who hurt them would be judged. Note that the very face of God stands against those who do evil. The picture is that God does not only see the evil person, God stands face to face against him. He stands face to face to judge him.
A good day for the believer who loves life is not one in which he is pampered and sheltered, but one in which he experiences God's help and blessing because of life's problems and trials.
It is a day in which he magnifies the Lord (Ps 34:1-3) experiences answers to prayer (Ps 34:4-7) tastes the goodness of God (Ps 34:8) and senses the nearness of God (Ps 34:18).
The next time you think you are having a "bad day" and you hate life, read Psalm 34, and you may discover you are really having a "good day" to the glory of God.

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