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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Identify Your Motivational Spiritual Gift

determine which characteristics represent you

As a believer, you have been given a motivational spiritual gift. God wants you to discern which motivational gift He has assigned to you, and He wants you to use that gift for His glory.

Praying for God’s Provision

asking in accord with God’s Word

God is aware of our physical needs, and it is His delight to provide for His children. When we face times of need or we want increased funds for a specific project, we are to bring our petitions to God.

Discover Scripture’s Meaning

research God’s Word to gain key insights

A key to engrafting God’s Word into our lives is deepening our understanding of it by studying passages of Scripture, understanding the meanings of root words, and considering cross-references and historical data.

Ask Insightful Questions Before and During Courtship

tools to help you discern God’s will

Each courtship will be unique, because people and situations are unique. However, in every courtship, both individuals and families should seek God’s direction through:

Losing a job is rarely seen as a good thing, especially since financial pressures can cause tremendous tensions in a marriage and family.

The Principle of Ownership

keys to understanding irritations and resolving anger and worry

The Biblical principle of ownership involves recognizing that all things ultimately belong to God, that He entrusts us with resources and responsibilities to steward for His glory, and that yielding our personal rights and expectations to Him helps us resolve irritations, anger, and worry.

Ideas for an Hour of Prayer

divide the time between several aspects of prayer

Are you able to pray for an extended time without running out of things to say or falling asleep? One way to overcome these obstacles is to learn to delight in different types of prayer and to devote time on a regular basis to fellowshipping with God in these unique ways.

Key Scriptures on God’s Design

keeping God’s Word in our minds

Consider the following truths about God’s design in our lives.

The Rewards of Fearing the Lord

a requirement for riches, honor, and life

The rewards of developing the fear of the Lord are emphasized throughout Scripture. In fact, all the things a person would hope to find in the proverbial pot of gold come with humility and the fear of the Lord.

Consequences of Bitterness

how a lack of forgiveness affects body, soul, and spirit

Harboring bitterness in your heart brings consequences that affect you physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

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