Welcome back to womens online bible study as we finish Lies Women Believe by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. I did not want to write this today because I’ve been so blessed by the study and the women in my small group… I don’t want it to end! We’ve examined 40 lies women believe and we looked at numerous truths to counter the lies.
Week by week Nancy has challenged us to look for the lies we’ve been living by. Her summary in chapters ten and eleven really pull this study together!
During the Bible study we saw how the enemy sets traps and tangles us with his lies. We also gained freedom from bondage by studying scripture. The two major points of our study were: Believing lies places us in bondage and The truth has the power to set us free. Our spiritual bondage begins when we accept the lie and allow the enemy to rule over our thoughts. Our freedom is claimed when we stand firm in Scripture. When Jesus spoke in Scripture he spoke of the truth. He even equipped us with the Spirit of Truth!
- Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me! John 8:45 NIV
- Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe me? John 8:46 NIV
- But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. John 16:13 NIV
- He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created. James 1:18 NIV
Jesus came to teach because so many were misled by religious leaders and rituals, they did not recognize the Truth when they saw Him.
“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 NIV
To know the truth we need to know Jesus. To know Jesus, we need to read Scripture. If you’re using the Companion Guide then you had the experience of writing out the truths and corresponding Scripture verses. Putting the words on paper, in my own handwriting, was a moving experience for me. As I wrote across the page I imagined the same words written into my heart. It was quite powerful! I then identified the truths I needed to claim most and printed them on a card with the related scripture verse. I’ll meditate and memorize them so I’m more resistant to deception.
Speak truth into your hearts. Stay in relationship with Jesus.
If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:31-32 NIV
Have a great week…share what you have learned with others as you walk in Truth!
God is good…always!