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Released: September 09, 2016
Masihi Vandana Delhi (Back to the Bible) is a 76 year-old ministry founded by Theodore Epp. His passion was to use modern technology to “bring people back to the Bible.” That began our iconic radio program.
Fast forward many years, armed with a desire to be true to our founder, Dr. Arnie Cole has led Back to the Bible into digital media. This app will continue to help “bring people back to the Bible” by sending users personalized Bible content each day as many times a day as you wish, whenever you would like them. The content is personalized based on your answers to assessment questions when you first download the app.
Beyond these features, the BB Daily app delivers messages to you with great gems of our rich history. Hear Dr. Ron Moore in our daily radio program, listen to short encouragements from Bible teachers such as Dr. Warren Wiersbe and Dr. Ron Moore, and receive biblical content in subjects that meet your spiritual needs right where you are each day. By using the BB Daily app, we hope you will grow closer to Jesus each day.
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If you compared yourself to something in nature, what would you choose? Would you say you are like a mountain, or a hill or perhaps a lake? David wrote, "But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever" (v. 8). David compared himself to something permanent, in contrast to the wicked, who will be uprooted from the land of the living (v. 5).
David's permanent position was also a privileged position because he was planted in the house of the Lord. The most important part of a tree is the root system, for it absorbs nourishment. In addition, it provides stability and strength in the storm. We can discern what kind of root system people have when the winds of life blow harder. Some people are like tumbleweeds; they just rootlessly blow from one place to another.
David was also productive. He was like a green olive tree in the house of God, bearing fruit for His glory. Fruitfulness is one of the great joys in the Christian life. Jesus used the image of a vine to tell believers that we should produce a lot of fruit (John 15:1-8).
Look at these symbols. A green tree symbolizes freshness and power. Olives contain oil, which is a symbol of the Holy Spirit. No wonder David ended this psalm by praising the Lord! "I will praise You forever, because You have done it; and in the presence of Your saints I will wait on Your name, for it is good" (Ps. 52:9).
An olive tree in the house of God is an accurate picture of the believer's position. You are permanent, privileged and productive. You bear fruit for God's glory only when you are yielded to Him and allow the Holy Spirit to work in your life. Can you describe yourself as an olive tree in the house of God?
us clear instructions for the biblical standard of dress. 1 Timothy 2:9-10 says,
"I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with
braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds,
appropriate for women who profess to worship God."
language, this verse could also read, "I want women to dress in an
orderly, well-arranged, decent manner that expresses the self-controlled inner
character within her which is lived out in her outward appearance."
manner of dress is an indication of what is in the heart. The Bible shows that
the inner character of a woman is seen in the way she dresses.
"Propriety" is modesty that shows a woman has self-control in reining
in her passions and desires.
tells us that a woman is not to be merely dressed with braided hair or gold or
pearls or expensive clothes, for this is just the outward appearance. The heart
of modesty is to be complemented by the good deeds that a woman of God
performs. Her work is evidence of a godly spirit.
the following do you think are types of clothes that a modest woman would
reflects an inner beauty
draws attention to private parts of the body
distracts from a woman's testimony
reveals the passions of a woman's heart
she would wear if Jesus were coming to visit
time with your daughter, helping her to evaluate each piece of her clothing by
God's standards; teach her to have a heart of submission to the ways of God;
help her see the value of living a counter-cultural life that is pleasing to
Christ; and lastly, teach her the reward of dressing modestly.
tempted to give in and keep peace instead of setting the standard? Don't waver
because of the culture and the pressure to conform. Keep a firm commitment to
follow God's Word and His leading. Be a good example before your daughter.
the following characteristics do you think indicate an immodest heart?
desire to draw
attention to one's self
guidance for proper dressing
about the effect on Christian guys
that style is more important than character
today to give you a heart for walking in obedience with all your heart in every
aspect of your life. Remember Proverbs 31:30:
"Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the
LORD is to be praised.
By loving the LORD your God, by obeying His voice, and by
holding fast to Him; for this is your life and the length of your days,............ Deuteronomy 30:20
Title: A Covenant With Your Eyes
Scripture: Matthew 5:28, Job 31:1, Proverbs 23:7
A few years ago a soft drink commercial showed a group of
young ladies crowded around an upper window in an office building watching a
handsome, shirtless construction worker take a break and enjoy a cool drink.
Maybe you have felt eyes staring as you strolled down the street or made your
way to a table in a restaurant. And, let's be honest, maybe you've done your
share of staring too.
The common term for this is "ogling." The younger
generation calls it "scoping out." But what does the Bible call it?
What Does God Say?
Jesus says in Matthew 5:28, "But I say to you that
whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with
her in his heart" (NKJV).
What does Jesus call "ogling"?
Why do you think Jesus seems to take such an extreme stand?
List at least two reasons.
In your opinion, is this primarily a "male-gender"
sin? Why or why not?
The Old Testament character Job knew the danger of ogling.
In Job 31:1, he declares, "I have made a covenant with my eyes; why then
should I look upon a young woman?" (NKJV).
What does the word "covenant" mean? (If you're not
sure, look it up in a dictionary.)
What age group would you guess Job might be a part of?
Is age a factor in this sin?
If you're a female, share how ogling makes you feel. If
you're a male, indicate how you think this makes a woman feel and then ask your
wife or, if you're not married, another woman how accurately your thoughts
reflect their feelings.
The eyes are an important key to a pure heart. What comes in
through the eyes typically is lodged in our minds and becomes a part of our
thought life. The writer of Proverbs says, "For as he thinks in his heart,
so is he" (Proverbs 23:7, NKJV). Write a covenant that will guide you in
the way that you look at someone of the opposite sex. List at least two
specific steps that will keep you from the sin of ogling. Set a date to
implement the covenant you created.
Additional Scripture to read: 1 John 2:16, James 1:14-15,
You've probably seen guys and girls in T-shirts displaying the motto that screams, "NO FEAR!"
Well, that might be a cool attitude to show off if you are a football player or a member of the wrestling team, but it's a dangerous mindset to depend on when it comes to dealing with God. In fact, the Bible tells us, "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction" (Proverbs 1:7, ESV).
What does it mean to "fear" the Lord? Let's see what the Bible has to say about it.
What Does God Say?
The Old Testament prophet Samuel told the people of Israel, "Only fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you" (1 Samuel 12:24, ESV). Later, King Solomon said, "The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death" (Proverbs 14:27, ESV).
If you are rejecting God or His Word, the fear of the Lord may involve a haunting dread of death, judgment for your sins and eternal punishment to follow. It is the fear of meeting a holy God after an ungodly lifetime. It is the fear that comes from what Proverbs 14:27 calls the "snares of death."
But if you have trusted Christ as your Savior, then the fear of the Lord means reverence for God and a healthy respect for His awesome Person. It's fear relieved by God's love for you and by your confident response of love for Him.
Take a careful look at what Moses told the people of Israel in Deuteronomy 10:12-14, 20-21:"And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the commandments and statutes of the LORD, which I am commanding you today for your good? Behold, to the LORD your God belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth with all that is in it....You shall fear the LORD your God. You shall serve him and hold fast to him, and by his name you shall swear. He is your praise. He is your God, who has done for you these great and terrifying things that your eyes have seen" (ESV).
Do you see the requirements God gave to Israel--fear God, walk with Him, love Him, serve Him, obey Him, hold fast to Him? His requirements for Christians today are no different. You aren't bound by the Laws of Israel, but by the law of love--and 1 John 4:18 tells you, "There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love" (ESV).
God promises great blessings and benefits when you fear Him. Here are a few verses that you may look up, then jot down the benefits you discover in the verses.
What benefits of fearing God that you saw in the above verses are most encouraging to you?
Think about the awesomeness of God. Do you see areas of your life where you should show more reverence and respect for Him? Consider what things you would like to change so that your life better reflects your love and fear of God (for example, your talk at school or in the workplace or your thought life).
If your fear of the Lord is a dread of seeing Him face-to-face someday, you can turn to Christ for forgiveness of your sins, accept His offer of the free gift of salvation and experience His perfect love, the love that casts out fear (1 John 4:18).
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