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Questions related to Command 44: Keep My Commandments

Common Excuses for Not Asking for Forgiveness

avoiding God’s command to be reconciled
Sometimes when God asks us to do something, instead of obeying, we try to rationalize away the need to take action. With seeking forgiveness, our pride can get in the way, because asking for forgiveness requires us to humble ourselves before those we have offended.

Tracing Financial Loss to Violations of God’s Word

far-reaching consequences for personal sins
Financial losses can be consequences of selfish attitudes, immorality, a lack of diligence, or other failures, such as we find described in the following proverbs.

Studying Scripture With Online Resources

Many Web sites offer valuable information to assist you with a study of Scripture. Below are descriptions of several Web sites that we have found to be helpful and reliable.

How to Use a Scripture Meditation Worksheet

document your studies and insights into God’s Word
The Scripture Meditation Worksheet is a tool you can use in your study of God’s Word. It provides a place to document your questions, word studies, cross-references, insights, and applications of a passage.

Making Family Devotions a Reality

a father takes the responsibility to lead
For years I wanted to consistently lead my family in times in God’s Word, teaching my children Biblical truths and instilling in them a love for my heavenly Father.

How Fathers Can Protect Their Sons and Daughters

guard them from temptation
As a father, you are the spiritual leader and protector of your family. Your own obedience to God is a key factor in protecting your sons and daughters from evil.

How to Conquer Sinful Habits

seven steps to victory
Is it actually possible to conquer destructive habits? Yes, because “with God, nothing shall be impossible” (Luke 1:37). Through the provision of God’s grace, you can take positive steps of action to experience victory over sinful habits.

Investigate Scripture With Key Questions

observe, interpret, and apply God’s Word
In Scripture meditation, your goal is to understand the passage as well as possible. To thoroughly investigate the passage you have selected, you need to:

Rewards of Scripture Meditation

success, wisdom, faith, fellowship, and victory
The Lord offers a host of rich rewards for those who meditate on His Word, including success, wisdom, faith, fellowship, and victory over sin.

Key Scriptures for Memorization and Meditation

engrafting basic themes of Scripture into your life
Memorizing and meditating on the Bible will change your life.

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