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.  

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Bible Study Guide:

Keeping Mercy for Thousands

By Scarlett Stough


To prepare for this Bible study, please read the women in Christ commentary, I Will Keep You.

1. Exodus 34:7; Exodus 20:4-6 What does God promise to do for those who love him and keep his commandments? What is the warning to those who hate him?

2. Romans 6:23a; 3:21-26; 5:6-9 What penalty has God sentenced those who do not keep his commandments? How has God carried out that sentence? What hope do we have of escaping that sentence?

3. Isaiah 42:1, 6-7; Romans 6:23b; (See also: Isaiah 61:1-2; Luke 4:14-21; Matthew 11:4-6) How does God keep his promise “I will keep you….?”

4. John 15:9-10 What two commands does Jesus tie to the love for God?

5. John 17:6-21 The Greek word natsar translated into the English word “protect” or “protected” (NIV) has a meaning close to that of the Hebrew word translated as “keep” or “maintain.” From what does God keep or protect those for whom Jesus prayed? How does he keep or maintain those who are “not of the world?”

6. I Thessalonians 5:23-24 How can we be certain that God is “keeping mercy” for each of us individually?

7. Optional: Read Psalm 119 and look for ways that the law of God keeps, guards or maintains, those who keep them. The King James Version will be helpful in this exercise.

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