|NASHVILLE (BP) -- This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curriculum and additional resources for all age groups.
This week's Bible study is adapted from the Bible Studies for Life curriculum.
Bible Passage: Obadiah 1-4,10-15,17-18,21
1. In what ways do people today often fail to listen to God? What are some results of that failure?
2. What are ways you can demonstrate love by meeting the needs of others?
3. How does abortion disregard God's purpose?
Food for Thought:
Southern Baptists focus on the "Sanctity of Human Life" on the third Sunday in January. Psalm 139 often is the Bible text for that Sunday, but other Bible passages carry a message that also speaks from God's heart. One way to better understand God's activity today and His plan for the future is to become familiar with His activity among His people in history. Obadiah, probably writing around the time of the fall of Jerusalem in 586 B.C., reminds us that God sees the plight of the oppressed and acts on their behalf, and He calls on His people to do the same. Christians must be willing to help others who have needs and cannot help or speak for themselves. Continued...