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:

Purify Your Hearts

By Scarlett Stough


To prepare for this Bible study, please read the women in Christ commentary, First of All Pure.


1. Proverbs 2:6; James 1:5 Why is wisdom important to you? Why do you think God wants people who lack it to ask him for it?

2. James 1:6-8 What is “double-mindedness?” How does this frame of mind hinder the receiving and applying of God’s wisdom?

3. I Kings 3:5; 10:23-11:1-6; Deuteronomy 17:14-20 In what ways did King Solomon show his “double-mindedness?” What warning can Christians see for our own lives from Solomon’s example?

4. James 3:13-18 List the attributes of heavenly wisdom. How do these qualities compare to earthly, natural wisdom?

5. James 3:17a What does “pure” mean in this passage? [Research the meaning of “pure” in a good Bible dictionary or other source.]

6. Matthew 5:8 Why would purity of heart be a prerequisite for seeing God? What does this mean to you?

7. II Corinthians 11:2-3; Philippians 4:8; I Timothy 5:22; Titus 2:5; I John 3:3; I Peter 3:2 What can you learn about being pure from these passages?

8. Do you think Solomon applied the wisdom God gave him? Explain.

9. How can each of us “purify our hearts?”

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