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WIVES, MOTHERS, SISTERS, DAUGHTERS: Part 1, What is a Helpmeet and What Is A Wife To Do?

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Originally, this study was going to be titled, “What Is A Wife To Do?” It started out as being a study for women to know better how to be a helpmeet, or for wives in a difficult or troubled marriage. But it has grown into a study for all females who wish to live a godly life, no matter what role you find yourself in, be it wife, mother, sister or daughter. I will be using the New King James Version and Blueletterbible.org and Strongs Concordance for this study. Of course, the entire Bible is written for all of us, male or female. But you may have noticed that there’s not an abundance of scripture written specifically to wives and women. Yet, we have all we need to know in the few passages that are written to and for us. We do have specific instructions, and will find all we need in what is written. We don’t have to look elsewhere for more. We will begin by looking at the famous Ephesians 5:22: “Wives submit to your own husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is head of the wife,

TENT DWELLERS

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It's hard for me not to be scared right now, because this is some scary stuff we are facing. The Bible uses terms like perilous, beginning of sorrows and days of lawlessness to describe the last days before Christ returns. I believe we are in those last days now. So what do we do? How do we approach this? Of course, the Bible has the answers. Paul was forever exhorting and teaching not only how to live, but to endure, to be patient, to persevere to the end and to finish well. He was constantly using the term "in vain," exhorting us to remain faithful and persevere lest we believe in vain, or labor in vain, or receive the grace of God in vain. It has to be possible to believe in vain, and all those other things he lists, or else Paul would not have warned us about this. So now, in these most difficult times, it’s imperative that we set our resolve to persevere, endure and finish well. We need a plan of action. We need to know what it really means, what it looks

HIS YOKE

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The Bible, the Word of God, is the living word that speaks to us today just as profoundly and timely as it has throughout history. At this time, when the world is in utter chaos, and things are happening all around us that are truly unbelievable and hard to process, we need to and must look to God’s Word for direction, instruction and understanding. Paul’s letters to the Corinthians are particularly appropriate for us today, because the Corinthian culture and the Corinthian Christians were much like the culture of today and the American Church of today. For this study, we will be using 2 Corinthians 6:14-17 as our main text: Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light withdarkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said

WHY DO WE NEED TO BE SAVED?

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Thinking Girls Bible Study is, as it states, for daughters of the King who want to dig deep.  That is, to take a closer look into the Scriptures, to look at the original language and find hidden treasures that come from mining.  Our purpose is to provide studies that go a little deeper than a devotional.  We do want, however, to provide a study on salvation for those who come across the site and want to understand better what exactly it means to be saved or perhaps how to know for sure if one is saved. A good place to start is in the beginning. Genesis 1: 27 "So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them."  Because we know that man was created in the image of God, we know that we are eternal beings.  We also know from 1 Thessalonians 5: 23 "Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,"

DO YOU EVER FEEL LIKE JOB?

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I have a confession to make.  Lately I have been struggling with rest.  If I were to grade myself on my spiritual life presently, I would give myself an A for surrender.  The Lord has worked on me and taught me much about surrender.  I have lived long enough to know that I might as well surrender. By that I mean, I've been on this earth long enough to know it's really dumb not to surrender to the One Who knows everything and has all the answers. Also, the Lord has done a great deal of heart work on me so that I WANT to surrender to my Lord of lords and King of kings.  But rest, I'm back to struggling with. I've been in about a twenty year trial where I've experienced some of my worst nightmares.  I think now I can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Looking back, I see all the work He has done in me through the trial and I see how necessary it was.  I see that the work was customized...it had to be the way He did it.  Isaiah 64: 8 says, "But n

SALT AND LIGHT

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Don't we all agree that we live in a time of hate and meanness. The whole world seems to be angry and nasty. The love of many has grown cold, just as Jesus said it would. A question we could ask ourselves is, have we as Christians lost our flavor. We are supposed to be salt and light to this dying, decaying world. Are we? Let’s study. I will be using the New King James Bible and Blue Letter Bible’s Outline of Biblical Usage, Strong’s Definition and Thayer’s Greek Lexicon for references. The first mention of salt in the Bible is in Genesis 14: 3: “All these joined together in the Valley of Siddim (that is, the Salt Sea).” We have studied this significant chapter before. This is the chapter that tells us about Abram going to rescue Lot in Sodom when the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah were going to war against each other. The Hebrew word translated salt in this verse is melach and is defined in Strong’s as “properly, powder, i.e. (specifically) salt (as easily pul