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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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Friday, June 3, 2016

Keep Focused on God

No temptation appears as temptation; it always seems more alluring than it really is.  ~ James 1:14 'But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.' Drawn away carries with it the idea of the baiting of a trap; and enticed in the original Greek means 'to bait a hook'.
 
The best illustration for this, when you think of bait and hook, is the analogy of a Fisherman luring the fish using a hook with bait. The idea is to hide the trap in the hook. Temptation always carries with it some bait that appeals to our natural desires. Remember Satan is the master deceiver. The bait not only attracts us, but it also hides the fact that yielding to the desire will eventually bring sorrow and punishment. It is the bait that is the exciting thing but it keeps us from seeing the consequences of sin.

My friend, we need to be in the Word of God every day communicating with God every day to help combat Satan and his lures. When we know the Bible, we can detect the bait and deal with it decisively. This is what it means to walk by faith and not by sight. Remember, Satan is the master deceiver and he seeks to deceive the mind.

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