Have you tried hard to get the victory over your past or a present habit that you know is wrong? Do you believe that God heals the brokenhearted (Psalm 147:3) or that He cast our sins into the depths of the sea (Micah 7:19)?
Satan desires that we think and live as victims who are enslaved to brokenness and addictions. But God promises us Deliverance from our past traumas and present sins.
Where is another God like you, who pardons the guilt of the remnant, overlooking the sins of his special people? You will not stay angry with your people forever because you delight in showing unfailing love Micah 7:18
For our core beliefs [and thoughts] to align and be in sync with the Word of God, we must study the Bible. The Holy Spirit cannot bring God’s promises to our memory if we lack the knowledge.
Pray for help with time management. But also pray for spiritual discernment. Pay close attention to the people and things that distract you when spending time with God through Bible study.
God created us to have an up-close, personal relationship with him. When we take the time to study the Bible, our thoughts of doubt and disbelief change. We begin to think on a spiritual level. The Holy Spirit empowers us by opening our spiritual eyes, and we receive godly wisdom to recognize the foolishness of this world.
Be aware! Now we will face tremendous opposition! Satan will use family, friends, and strangers to question our commitment to God. Even so, with holy boldness (Acts 4:31), we will be able to speak the words of Jesus: Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan you are stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.” Matthew 16:23. Satan may be prepared to debate or argue, but he has to retreat when we pray and call on the name of Jesus.
Knowing the Word of God prevents us from thinking and living as one who is defeated and hopeless. Praise God! We know how the story ends: Jesus, our loving Savior, is coming again in all of His glory as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
He who is the faithful witness to all these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon!” Amen! Come, Lord Jesus! May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s holy people. Revelation 22:20-21
Bible Study: Micah 7
God, we admit that we don’t know you as we should. We desire to grow closer to you, and ask forgiveness of our sins. We need to be filled with your Holy Spirit. Please give us understanding and wisdom as we study the Bible. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
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