This week we were to read:
- Exodus Chapters 10-16
- Galatians Chapters 5-6
- Psalms Chapter 7
- Mark Chapter 7
- Proverbs Chapter 16
Part 2 will include Overview and Questions for:
- Galatians 5-6
- Mark Chapter 7
Favorite Scriptures for Psalms and Proverbs
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“Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” Galatians 5:1
- In your own words explain, “A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump”. V.9
- How has the law been fulfilled?
- Paul tells us to walk in the Spirit, that we should not fulfill the lust of the flesh. How do we walk in the spirit?
- What does Paul tell us regarding our flesh?
- Below are the works of the flesh, define them:
- What do you believe that “and the like” means? V.21
- Are the works of the flesh all sins, or are they permitted? Why or why not?
- If you do these things will you inherit the kingdom of God? V. 21
- List the fruits of the Spirit. There are 9. Define each of them.
Bearing each others burdens.
- How does verse 1 apply to your life? How does it say that we should handle faults against us?
- Shall we do good to only those who believe the same thing as us?
- However, how shall we treat those who are of the same household of faith?
- What was Paul’s overall message in this chapter?
The Pharisees rebuked by Jesus. Jesus explains the things that defile a person.
- Who came together? From where?
- How did they believe that the disciples defiled themselves?
- What was a tradition of the elders? V.3-4
- What did they ask Jesus?
- What was his response?
- What can defile you?
- Evil Eye:
- Evil Thoughts
- Where do they come from?
- How does this now affect and shape your life?
- Will you do anything different?
Few scriptures that spoke to me:
7:1 – O Lord my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:
***Grateful that the Lord is trustworthy, and that He IS a savior; deliverer; and a strong-tower.
7:4 – If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:)
*** Making sure that I check my heart, thoughts and intentions when it comes to those who I believe have harmed me. Sometimes because of lack of communication the person may not have done anything wrong. It could have been merely a misunderstanding and something lost in translation. In addition it is not for us to seek revenge.
7:9 – Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.
***Rein: any means of curbing, controlling, or directing; check; restraint. the controlling or directing power.
Try: to test the quality, value, fitness, accuracy, etc., of: to examine and determine judicially, as a cause; determine judicially the guilt or innocence of (a person).
God examines our hearts and what controls or directs it. (Whew! Powerful)
7:11 -God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.
***Don’t get it twisted, God does not turn a blind eye towards wickedness. He is angry with it EVERYDAY!
Proverbs 16 ***One of my favorite scriptures!!!!
16:2-3 – All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits.
3 Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.
****We always believe that who we are and/or what we do is always right/clean/righteous in our own eyes, but the Lord knows the truth. This is why it is always important to consult God regarding our thoughts and our true intentions. For we can believe that are coming from a pure place with good intentions- when really they could be fruits or unclean/wicked seeds.1
16:4 – The Lord hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
*** Just a reminder that the Lord made EVERYTHING. Good and evil. But even evil has a purpose.
16:5- Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.
***It’s important to get rid of pride – for it is shameful and hated by God. Having pride in our hearts will cause us to miss heaven.
16:6- By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil.
**** It is by God’s mercy and truth (His Word) that sin is purged. Not by our own might, but by his death and resurrection at the cross. Because of his bloodshed we are redeemed. Fear in this context means reverence/respect. It is our reverence for the Lord that we depart from evil.
16:12- It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.
**This scripture guides my prayers for our government/leaders. For the Lord established government and He hates with they commit wickedness. For it was established by Him (Righteousness) and when they distort and misuse it’s purpose – they pervert what it was set up to do.
16:18 – Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall
**Another reminder regarding pride. Let us not be arrogant, proud, and exalting ourselves. We are to exalt Christ.
16:24- Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
***A reminder to remember the substance of my words – the impact that they have on the soul. They may not be able to break bones, but they can surely do good or bad to the soul.