This weeks Bible Study 7-15-12

by on July 16, 2012

This week we started with Amos and the Old Plumb Line


I am the Lord thy God, … Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven images.

Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long.

Thou shalt not kill.

Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Thou shalt not steal.

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house.

The old self we must die too! but we ask why? and How?

Then we spoke about the Beheading of John the Baptist and what Herod did and what the girl who danced did and what her mother did. This is where we must draw from not seeing our selves as John the Baptist bust as Herod or the girl or her mother. The old self allows us to do all of these things.


Than we spoke of Ephesians 1 3:14  it speaks of Gods New plumb line it also gives a very clear description of the correct use of our Will for Gods purposes. ( Also can be found on page 85 2nd paragraph of the Big Book OF Alcoholics Anonymous )

It is easy to let up on the spiritual program of action and rest on our laurels.
We are headed for trouble if we do, for alcohol is a subtle foe. We are not cured
of alcoholism. What we really have is a daily reprieve contingent on the maintenance
of our spiritual condition. Every day is a day when we must carry the vision of God’s will into all of
our activities. ”How can I best serve Thee—Thy will (not mine) be done.“
These are thoughts which must go with us constantly. We can exercise our will
power along this line all we wish. It is the proper use of the will.



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