Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Bible Study- The Heart of a King- lesson 5

Lesson 5 talks about redemption. Hezekiah made some bad choices and didn't ask God for guidance nor did he seem to trust in the Lord for his help. There are times we all make decisions without consulting God. Sometimes its because we think we can manage on our own, sometimes we let emotions cloud our judgement so we aren't thinking clearly, sometimes its just ignorance but whatever the reason anytime we make decisions without the will of God in our lives there are going to be consequences. The bible tells us that God is faithful and just to forgive us when we humble ourselves and confess our sin. We have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus. Redeemed means to buy back, so Jesus bought us back from Satan since due to sin we became property of Satan.

Personal Reflections
1. Have you ever given in to the pressure of the enemy or of the world? Have you succumbed to fear, bitterness, anger, etc.? Have you handed over any precious things of God in your life to sin? Explain.
I am one of those people who react emotionally and then have to deal with the results.I left church at a very crucial point in my girls teen years and now I am still dealing with the issues. Neither of them are saved but I am trusting in the promises of God. His word tells us that if we train up a child in the way when the child is old he will not depart from the Word.

2. Look up the following verses. How do they encourage you?

* Ephesians 1:7-8
7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;

* Colossians 1:13-14
3 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

It is so wonderful to know that you can fully trust in the promises of God. Sometimes as humans we make promises but aren't able to keep them. God keeps every promise and that is our security because one of the most important promises is that if we confess our sins He will forgive us. Confession has to come from the soul though, lip service isn't going to work. There are so many blessings promised to us in the Word if we would just work to claim them in our lives.


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