Friday, January 15, 2016

Broken Hearts, Broken Ties (Bible Study by Beth Moore)

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Broken Hearts, Broken Ties
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If you have purchased your own copy of A Woman’s Heart: God’s Dwelling Place, you know that between each week’s “homework,” there is a viewer’s guide.  Each week, when we meet with our ladies Bible study group at church, we watch a Beth Moore video.  In each video, Beth leads us through sort of an overview of the study material.  This past Wednesday night, we completed the viewer’s guide titled Broken Hearts, Broken Ties.  Beth is passionate about this particular Bible study.  Once again, she reinforces what we’ve learned about the connection between God’s Heavenly Dwelling, The Garden of Eden, and The Tabernacle.

Broken Hearts, Broken Ties


*Note:  At first I wondered why Beth titled this study “Broken Hearts, Broken Ties” but remember that this is sort of an introduction to this week’s lessons.  It will all come together during our daily Bible study lessons.  God always works his miracles through our broken hearts.  I look forward to studying how He works through broken hearts this week and how Beth will connect broken hearts and broken ties with this historical study, connecting the Garden of Eden to the building of the Tabernacle.
Who serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things, just as Moses was warned by God when he was about to erect the tabernacle; for, “See,” He says, “that you make all things according to the pattern which was shown you on the mountain. – Hebrews 8:5
We learned that the word “serve” in Hebrew means “worship.”  When we serve God, we are performing an act of worship. 

We revisited the time when God walked in the garden with Adam and Eve.  He was present on this Earth.  His desire was and still is to walk and dwell with us here.

Read the following Bible passages and then the excerpt from this lesson.
Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it. – Genesis 2:15

They shall perform the duties for him and for the whole congregation before the tent of meeting, to do the service of the tabernacle. They shall also keep all the furnishings of the tent of meeting, along with the duties of the sons of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle. – Numbers 3:7-8

But you and your sons with you shall attend to your priesthood for everything concerning the altar and inside the veil, and you are to perform service. I am giving you the priesthood as a bestowed service, but the outsider who comes near shall be put to death.”
Here’s an excerpt from this lesson in A Woman’s Heart:  God’s Dwelling Place.
 
Man’s primary commission was to work and take care of his garden home (Genesis 2:15).  Compare Numbers 3:7-8.  “Both terms occur together to describe the charge of the Levites for the tabernacle (Numbers 3:7-8, 18:7), thus again suggesting a relationship between Eden and the tabernacle.  Connect the wording back to Exodus 7:16.
You shall say to him, ‘The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, sent me to you, saying, “Let My people go, that they may serve Me in the wilderness. But behold, you have not listened until now. – Exodus 7:16
He walks among us.  He walks with me.

The following quote from Beth shows us how to apply the history we’re studying to our current lives, tot he conditions of our hearts.
You may not be in the same place, but I am still your same God. – Beth Moore
Genesis 3:21 tells us that when Adam and Eve disobeyed God and realized they were naked, God made coverings for them.  God made a covering for our sin too.  His name is Jesus.
How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered! – Psalm 32:1
The enemy says, “Cover up!” But God says, “I’ve got you covered.”

We are here because He was determined to have us here.  I am here because HE was determined to have me here.  YOU are here because HE was determined to have you here.
Your lovingkindness, O Lord, extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; Your judgments are like a great deep. O Lord, You preserve man and beast. How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings. They drink their fill of the abundance of Your house; And You give them to drink of the river of Your delights. – Psalm 36:5-8

Heaven is My throne and the earth is My footstool. Where then is a house you could build for Me? And where is a place that I may rest? – Isaiah 66:1
Beth reminds us, “Of all the planets in the universe, ours is under His feet.”

Still need your own copy of A Woman’s Heart:  God’s Dwelling Place?  You need your own copy to go through the complete study and soak in all the wisdom God offers through Beth Moore’s study.  
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Read all posts in this series here.

If you are doing this study on your own, you will need the leader kit which contains the DVDs.  You can get that here.
 
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