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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.

Hindrances to Gaining a Clear Conscience

common points of rationalization
When you’ve said or done something that weighs on your conscience, you might try to explain away the guilt. The following issues could keep you from clearing your conscience:

Use Irritations to Identify Your Motivational Gift

irritations, questions, and resolutions
What actions and attitudes really irritate you? The answer to that question can help you identify your motivational spiritual gift: mercy, organizer, giver, exhorter, teacher, server, or prophet.

Key Scriptures for Memorization and Meditation

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

Motivating a Teen to Have Personal Devotions

establish the discipline of a daily quiet time with God
Taking time each day to read the Bible, pray, and seek God is an important part of the Christian’s life. The Word of God and the Holy Spirit do a deep and lasting work in our hearts in this time, and the insights and encouragement we gain impact our words and actions throughout the day.

Why We Fail to Overcome Destructive Habits

five keys to conquering sinful patterns
Most of us have habits that seem to have a relentless grip on our souls.

Responding to Ridicule

what to do if you are mocked for unchangeable features
We’ve all felt the sting of ridicule. Observant children do not hesitate to bring embarrassing features into the spotlight. Bullies use words as weapons of intimidation. Spiteful teasing from friends and family members cuts away at our confidence.

Share Spoken Blessings With Children

how to intercede for children with words of blessing
All of us have opportunities to bless children. If you are a parent, God has given you the responsibility to teach your children the ways of God. (See Deuteronomy 6:6–7.) Giving a spoken blessing can be a tool in this training.

Becoming an “Energy-Giver”

sharing God’s endless love with others
An energy-giver is someone who loves God with all of his heart and therefore turns to love his neighbor as he loves himself.

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