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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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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Promises of God

One of the problems with our world today as we see in Psalm 36:1 is that "there is no fear of God". Like Pharaoh, in Exodus 5:2 people are saying "Who is the Lord, that I should obey His voice?"

We see in Esther chapter nine that the Persians learned quickly as to whom the Lord was. Esther 9:5 shows that the Jews defeated all their enemies as God had fulfilled his promise. But notice, the Jews only acted in Self-Defense. They were not out to just kill for the sake of killing, they strictly acted in self- defense as Mordecai's decree instructed. Scripture shows us three times the fact that they did not plunder the property Esther 9:10,15-16. This is a very important fact - it shows the only motive of the Jews was to defend and protect their lives, not to steal property.

My friend, when God puts us into situations, we need to also check our motives. We need to make sure we are staying within God's will and not carrying things too far and doing what we want.

The fact that the Jews killed eight hundred men in the city of Shushan alone (vv. 6, 15) proves that there were many Persians just waiting for the opportunity to attack God's people. (It's estimated that there were probably half a million people in the capital city). The fact that these people were willing to attack when they knew the Jews would protect themselves is proof that anti-Semitism was very strong throughout the empire.

God put Mordecai into his position as Prime Minister and he honored the Lord in his position and used his authority to do the will of God. We need to also make sure that we don’t take the positions God places us in for granted that we don't misuse our authority and that God is honored through our lives. When we live our lives according to the plan of God, those around us will see the power of God in our lives also.

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