Bible Study Guide:

Whose Walk is Blameless

By Scarlett Stough

 

To prepare for this Bible study, please read the women in Christ commentary, Even When it Hurts.


1. Psalm 15 The psalmist asks the Lord who would be permitted to dwell in his sanctuary. In your own words summarize the answer given in this psalm.




2. Psalm 119:1-8, 80 What are two characteristics of a “blameless”* person?




3. Jeremiah 17:9-10; I John 1:8, 10; Romans 3:10-20; 8:5-8 What is the natural state of mankind?




4. Ephesians 5:25-27, 32 How is Christ transforming his followers into a holy and blameless people? Can or does this happen instantly? Explain your answer.




5. John 8:31, 36; 14:23-24; Acts 2:42; II Timothy 3:14-17 What is the authoritative source of the word of God? How important do you think reading and learning the word of God is to your relationship to God and to being transformed into a holy and blameless member of the church which belongs to Christ?




6. Deuteronomy 17:18-20 Ezra 7:10; I Peter 2:9-12 What instructions and examples has God given for kings and priests? How would following Ezra’s example and the instructions for kings be relevant to Christians today?




7. Luke 10:39; Acts 22:3 (KJV) What does “at the feet of Jesus” ** mean? How can we follow Mary’s example?




8. If we fail to fill our minds with the word of God, do you think it is possible to be a person “whose walk is blameless?” Explain.





* The Hebrew word tamiym [uprightly in KJV Psalm 15:2; blameless in the NIV] means complete, in the sense of the entire or whole thing…(4) when one is described by tamiym, there is nothing in his outward activities or internal disposition that is odious to God (Genesis 6:9). This word describes his entire relationship to God….The New Strong’s Expanded Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, copyright 2001.

** Clarke’s Commentary on Luke 10:39 states: “Sat at Jesus feet] This was the posture of the Jewish scholars while listening to the instruction of the rabbins. It is in this sense that St. Paul says he was brought up at the feet of Gamaliel, Acts 22:3.”



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