Welcome back to womens online bible study, we’re on the second week of When Godly People Do Ungodly Things by Beth Moore. This week we studied how wholehearted, sincerely and fully devoted believers could be seduced by Satan. In scripture we saw how God allowed Job and Peter to be seduced through a season of sifting. In spite of falling prey to seduction, God then used these faithful men to serve His kingdom. As children of God, we’re all seduced and vulnerable to spiritual warfare. The purpose of this Beth Moore bible study is to inform believers of the enemy schemes and then teach you how to prepare for the inevitable battle. If you’ve already experienced the invisible war, then you’ll find healing from your battle wounds as our study progresses. Don’t let Satan convince you the study is too hard, or that you just don’t have time to learn about the enemy. Continue on and be informed of his evil ways.
One of the biggest areas Satan keeps us in bondage is through our past mistakes. Our seduction leads to shame, hiding and unhealthy fear of the Lord. Some of us were seduced as innocent children and carried the weight of abusive childhoods. Others were seduced as young adults, exploring sexual freedoms and terminating pregnancies by choice. More were seduced by addictions, affairs and unpure hearts. No matter the depth of the seduction, we were lead astray over ignorance and weakness, wearing veils of shame. Beth writes “When Christ takes authority over our pasts and we allow Him to confront them, treat them, and heal them, we exchange our shame for dignity.” God allows His children to fall at the hands of the enemy, and when we return to Him, we are refined as pure gold.
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Beth Moore Quotes
- If we are not given to godly passion, we will be tempted by counterfeits.
- Rebellion is not the only way to get into trouble.
- Anytime we are loaded down with sins, we are game for seduction.
- We’ve got to replace self-condemnation with self-discernment.
- Satan would be foolish not to try to exploit our past experiences.
- God keeps no record of believers’ wrongs, but you can be sure Satan does.
- Satan despises any teacher who dares to instruct believers how to use the Sword of the Spirit.
- Everyday temptation and intentional demonic seduction are as different as a snowball and an avalanche.
For Next Week
- Read Week Three in the workbook
- If you are using the CD’s please listen to audio Session Three
- Join our Womens Bible Cafe Chat on Facebook
Group Discussion- Answer one question or as many as you like
- How do you think advertising, magazines, books, television and music makes us susceptible to seduction? (page 39 )
- If a friend came to you after a season of seduction from Satan, how would you counsel her? (page 43 )
- Have you ever experienced a time of sifting? If you feel comfortable, describe your experience. (page 52 )
- Share a favorite moment from this week’s study.