Institute in Basic Life Principles

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Life Questions

This knowledge base of questions has been taken from past and present IBLP publications, as well as powerful testimonies from IBLP alumni. It provides Biblical answers to real life questions.

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How to Meditate on Scripture

letting the Word of God dwell in our lives

The words of Scripture are living words. (See Hebrews 4:12.) They contain eternal wisdom held in the shell of human words. God wants us to “break open” these human words and begin to discover the rich wealth of personal application and understanding that they hold.

Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen?

how to avoid the trap of bitterness

Have you ever wondered, Why did God let me suffer that injury? lose my job? have a car accident? forget that appointment? have a fight with my spouse? let my parents get divorced? let me be born with a defect?

Facing Trials and Tests With Grace

why they come and how to respond

What is a Christian to do when faced with disappointment, disaster, and despair? Scripture teaches us that “all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).

Rekindling Your “First Love” for the Lord

remember, repent, and do the “first works”

When a person receives Christ as his Savior, he experiences the delight of “first love” for the Lord. God’s Spirit witnesses with his spirit that he is a child of God (see Romans 8:16), and this newfound relationship brings great joy and freedom.

God’s Gift of Salvation

sin and judgment meet grace and mercy

Have you ever taken something that did not belong to you, told a lie, or envied someone’s possessions? What about hating another person or harboring a lustful heart? When we are honest, each of us will admit to doing wrong things.

Scripture Meditation

realizing, reflecting on, and responding to God’s truth

The Bible offers numerous insights into Scripture meditation. Learning what God’s Word has to say about it is essential to comprehending the topic.

Engraft God’s Word Into Your Life

the importance of meditating on the Word of God

Have you experienced the futility of trying to produce spiritual fruit by your own efforts? If you redirect your energies to “engraft” Scripture into your life and meditate on it day and night, God’s Word will successfully bear good fruit in your life.

God’s Sovereignty Over Evil Actions

scriptural examples of finding God at work amid suffering

A key to forgiving your offender is realizing that God can work through your suffering to accomplish His purposes in your life. Ultimately, God is in control.

Freedom From Bondage

deliverance from hidden moral failure

Growing up, I had the typical “Leave It to Beaver” family. Mom stayed at home and made sure dinner was on the table at 5:30 when Dad walked through the door. I had one brother, one sister, and everything I could ask for—loving parents, a warm home, and all my needs met.

Overcoming Barriers Between You and Your Children

nurturing healthy relationships

Good family relationships are a rare treasure. It takes time and effort, love and forgiveness, and wisdom and patience to build healthy bonds with your children.

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