These studies do not tell you what the Bible says. The scriptures given direct you to specific topics. The questions are intended to help you focus on the study. No answers are given. You have to read and search the scriptures for the answers. We encourage you to use Bible helps such as concordances and commentaries. However, scholars and theologians often disagree on interpretation and application. The best study help comes from God. Pray. Allow yourself to be honest with your reactions, but don't jump to conclusions. It takes time to read and meditate on all the Bible says on various topics. Feel free to ask questions in your prayers. You will be amazed to discover that God does answer the sincere seeker. You will also be surprised that the Bible may not say what you might think it does on many subjects. Keep a notebook. A loose leaf one would make it possible to add thoughts and additional information as you learn more about different subjects. Welcome to an exciting search.  

Bible Study Guide:

Be Holy in All You Do

By Scarlett Stough


To prepare for this Bible study, please read the women in Christ commentary, A Holy Priesthood.


1. 1 Peter 2:4-5; 9-10; 1:1-2.Since we as Christians are called to be "a holy priesthood," how do you think a Christian today should fulfill this role? Explain.

2. 1 Peter 1:13-2:12. Leviticus 11:44-47; 19:1-37; 20:-8. The church is purified by the blood of Jesus to make us holy; yet we are commanded to "be holy." After reading these passages, what do you think our role is in being holy?

Read the book of Malachi, the last book in the Old Testament.

3. Malachi 1:1-14; Romans 12:1-21. God rebuked the priests and his people of Malachi's day because they were offering sacrifices out of their worst rather than their best. In what ways are we Christians offering our worst rather than our best?

4. Malachi 2:1-9. What duties were the priests neglecting? What attitude did both the priest and the people have toward God? What were the consequences?

5. Malachi 2:10-17. In what ways were God's people "breaking faith?" Why is divorce abhorrent to God? What attitude wearies God?

6. Malachi 3:1-5. According to Mark 1:2 who is the messenger God promised to send? What sins does God say he judges? Where do you see these sins being committed today?

7. Malachi 3:6-12. Do you think God has changed his mind about how we rob him? Why?

8. Malachi 3:13-18. What attitude leads people to justify not serving and worshipping God? What are the people doing who fear God? How differently does God treat those who fear him and those who do not?

9. Malachi 4:1-6. What end awaits those called the "wicked?" What promises does God make to those who "revere his name?"

10. 1 Peter 4:12-19; Revelation Chapters 2 and 3; 2 Chronicles 7:14-15. God through Malachi warned judgment would come upon those who were not honoring his name. Peter warns that God's judgment begins with the family of God. Jesus called upon the church to repent in the letters he had John write to the churches. God promised Solomon he would hear our prayers of genuine repentance. Let us examine our own hearts and repent and turn back to God in trust and obedience, fulfilling our holy priesthood.

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