Kendra’s Bible Study… Deuteronomy 32: 4, 9-12

Welcome to Kendra Graham’s online Bible study.  This is a place where women can come together and share their journey towards Scriptural truths and spiritual maturity.  We pray this will be a safe, respectful, resourceful place to come and discuss God’s Word…to discover What it says…what it means…and what it means to you!

Kendra suggests you use the following process when studying Scripture.  We have included an example of this process from John 1:1.

 

Always begin your time by first praying and reading your verses.
Step 1: What Does God’s Word Say? (list the facts)
1 In the beginning the Word was with God and was God.
Step 2: What Does God’s Word Mean? (learn the lessons)
1 God‘s Word is not just ancient philosophy, it is eternal Truth.
Step 3: What Does God’s Word Mean to Me? (listen to his voice)
1 How do I view the Bible?

Today’s Scripture:  Deuteronomy 32: 4, 9-12

Here are a few of Kendra’s lessons.  Please share your lessons with us too!

Verse 4:
Step 1: ROCK! His work is perfect, His ways just, faithful, righteous and upright

Step 2: God says: This IS my immovable unchangeable character.  I AM trustworthy, I AM protective!  My ways are right, I got you, TRUST ME!

Step 3: God is telling me that He is safe, and just and right, solid, never changing w/ the wind of culture… Do I claim the promise of His character in my life?  Do I know My God?  Do I trust God? How, When have I trusted Him?

Verse 9:
Step 1: The LORD’s portion (inheritance) is His people.

Step 2: I say: I am an embarrassment to God. I have nothing to offer.  There are so many more important people and issues than me for God to deal with.
GOD says: YOU ARE MY treasure! MY inheritance! I am PROUD to claim you! I have chosen YOU!

Step 3: Do I realize that I am God’s inheritance and He is proud of that fact?  God is not embarrassed to claim me, am I embarrassed to claim Him?  Do I feel like treasure to God?

Verse 10:
Step 1: He found him in a desert, howling wilderness.  He encircled, cared for and guarded him as the apple of his eye.

Step 2: I say:  I have been rejected, kicked out, forgotten, left to the elements, unimportant and very very alone.
God says: I AM here with My arms around you, holding you up, caring for you in the midst of your misery, very aware of where you are, and you are not alone, I AM here.  I found you and will guard you with all that I AM, for you are the apple of My eye, you mean everything to ME!

Step 3: What is keeping me from seeking the One who loves me this much?  What causes me to believe the lie that God has left and doesn’t care?  LORD, will you show me  You are here today in my circumstance?  Where have I looked for love & acceptance in this world only to be let down b/c it was not You?

Homework for March 13th online discussion:  1 Kings 19: 19-21

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31 thoughts on “Kendra’s Bible Study… Deuteronomy 32: 4, 9-12”

  1. I am reading the Book of Deuteronomy right now. I love the way that God speaks through His Word and studying His Word. I am going to join the online study with you.

  2. Knowing he is in constant awareness of me is a comfort. Knowing he has not abandoned me although I have him at times leaves me in awe of his love. Knowing he claims me as his own, makes me want to be a better Christian and share it with the world. <3

  3. My husband and I are retired from the Pastoral Ministry where we have been involved in many Bible Studies across the years. I’m excited to begin this study with you and sharing with ladies from across our nation. God bless you as you lead this study.

  4. I am so excited that the study is continuing on! I look forward to growing more with you all and in my own walk with Christ. Stay strong, ladies!

  5. Hi Kendra,
    As I was studying Deuteronomy, I also wrote down for verse 4 the God is strong, unmovable, never wrong, trustworthy, Holy, sinless, and Sovereign! Do I believe that with all my heart? In what ways do I show that I trust God completely? For verse 9, I wrote we are who the LORD desires. We are His. He wants to be with us. God wants me, do I want Him and what He desires for me? Verse 11 especially spoke to me. It says, An eagle stirs its nest, hovers over, spreads its wings, takes and carries its young. My thoughts were that God cares for us and will not let us fail. He teaches us how to have faith. Have I shown God lately how thankful I am that He cares for me? Do I recognize and accept the ways God is teaching me to have faith? Verse 12 says that the LORD alone led him, with him was no foreign god. My thought here was ONLY GOD! Where is my courage for letting go of other things that I put before God? Thank you Lord God for loving and caring for me. It’s hard to accept that I am the “apple of Your eye” so forgive me when I disappoint you. I’m glad to be your child and that you teach me in loving ways.

    Thanks again for doing this study! It helps make me accountable.

  6. I’ve been praying for an online bible study! I.m a shut in- especially more so now that I broke my arm in two places last week

  7. Hi ladies, I am glad I found this as well. I hope I can learn more about the Lord, and His will for us at this time in history. I really liked v10 because it spoke directly to how the Lord found me when I was lost. He found me in a desert land, and in waste howling wilderness. Then, by His grace and mercy He led me out, instructed me in His ways, and He has cared and provided for me since. I love Him! Praise Him!

  8. Kay! How encouraging your lessons and insights are! As I was reading your lessons, I am just so thankful that we are a people with so much hope! Indeed verse 12, the courage to let go of other things and grasp and hold on for dear life to our Savior! PRAISE GOD He is trustworthy (verse4)! AWESOME!!!

    Monica! Isn’t God’s love for us truly Amazing love? How can it be? I am praising right with you now! CAN YOU HEAR ME SINGING? It may not be on key, but it’s truly sincere. 🙂 Stay in the WORD! Press on!

  9. Isn’t it funny how such a small thing can bring such hope and encouragement? Yesterday my friend Lisa and I sat down to work on this week’s homework. We barely got through verse 4 because there is just so much (as you had already foretold Kendra) in those two words: The Rock. We plan to meet again tomorrow to work on the remaining verses but I wanted to share this with you.

    Lisa and I had a good heart-to-heart before delving into the study. Back in my college days my roommate and I often had “Let’s be honest” talks where we laid it all out there and this is what Lisa and I did. Then I prayed, we studied, had lunch, and studied some more. When she left, we felt some better but it was just a few hours later when she called me to share some exciting news. Nothing assured, but hope was given. A new attitude was created and hope is rising in both of our chests as we revel in our Rock and what He is doing behind the scenes. Wow! Our attitudes were much better!

    Just a few moments ago, I myself received some badly needed encouragement. One of my articles that I write about the lessons that my grandsons teach me was published. Again, my heart soared as I relished in the fact that Judy thought my words were worth sharing with her readers! The story was written during the Joshua study so you all can take part credit in its inspiration because God deals with me so much through others.

    Hopefully, your hearts too have been encouraged and you will receive some affirmation this week that you do matter. Because you do. Sometimes we just need to hear it though so that we are reminded of God’s love toward us. It comes when we least expect it. He knows though when we most need it.

    Now, I’m off for now and back to delving into those next verses. Thanks for letting me share with you!

    1. I LOVE IT!!! Thank you for sharing! Iron sharpens iron! We have to know who God is so we can claim it! KEEP it UP! LOVE love love it!

  10. It was a beautiful description of the awesome glory of God. Halfway through, I was captivated at how the emphasis changed to His relationship with us. These verses remind me that God pursues me and finds me, even in my lowest, darkest times. He caring and compassion for me has no end. He leads me but I also know He surrounds me with His protection. I thanks God for never letting go of me. He loves me, I’m His portion and I matter to Him! This relationship is for everyone! We are blessed!

    1. Amen! Sometimes God has to get us where we have no other distractions so we will see just how sufficient He is!

  11. Kendra,
    I was so excited when I seen an e-mail from the Cove. I did my study on Deut.32:4,9-12. Wow, it is chocked full. I was just gonna write out my facts, but I got so excited over what I could see coming in the “means to me” to “live it out” I could not put it down ’til I was done. I don’t know if this is the spot you want us to write out and share our work but I did want to share a verse.
    Verse 4. My facts: He is my ROCK. His words are perfect..all His ways just.
    What does it mean?: He ONLY is my sturdy, stable foundation…my rock. He never says or does anything that is not perfect/just. His actions are totally dependable because He is all just. No sneaky dark side to Him.
    What does it mean to me?: He’s my sturdy, stable foundational Rock of Whom there is no darkness. Do I allow my eyes to be pulled away and worry? Do I trust Him even when I don’t understand what He’s doing?
    How do I respond?: Let my worry be turned around on the devil and use it (worry) as a red flag to indicate where my focus is! Then PRAY!!!
    I loved the “turning it around” thought that the Lord gave me. A tool I could use ON Satan. Everytime I worry it red-flags me to turn to God, refocus. He is my Rock that is solid and stable. I loved that.
    I hope this is not too long of a comment. Looking forward to more :0)
    Thank you Kendra for showing us this way to study. I know it was sent from God.
    Looking to Him, Robin

    1. Do I trust Him when I don’t understand what He is doing? Wow… huge… tough… real. God is our ROCK… solid… foundation… protection… now that is something to hold on to when the world tries to blow us down! Stand strong on God’s faithful character!

  12. Hi Kendra! Please tell your mom that Kristi says hello :).
    There is no other way to begin this post except by saying, “God is Good!” At 9:30am this morning I found myself in tears. This circumstance weighed heavily on my mind all day. When I got home tonight I sat down to do my homework on Deut. 32:4, 9-12.

    As I did my 3 questions, God kept taking me back to vs. 4 where it says, “He is ‘the’ Rock!” Not “A” rock, but “the rock.” God kept saying to me, Kristi, I am your strength…I am your rock. I am going to protect you, carry you, love you & watch over you. In vs. 12, I was challenged as to where I turn to find my direction & strength in the storms. Even in vs. 5, which I also read, I had to ask myself, “how do I act in the storms?” Do people see me handle them differently? And when I have storms, do I seek out comfort & strength in people & things, or do I seek it out in Christ alone? As you kept saying in the Bible study, “will I stand?” Will I not turn to the left or right, but stand for Christ?

    I am so grateful for “The Rock” who loves me when my heart is broken & my mind is scattered. This passage has encouraged & challenged me beyond words tonight!!! Thank you for posting! Looking forward to the next homework already!

    1. Kristi! My mom and I remember you in prayer before the LORD. Praying that as you persevere and take the next step that you will see God in such a clear way… each day so hard! You encourage me. Much love from us to you!

  13. I just found this page. What an amazing blessing! I was looking for a new study to start today, and it seems as though I’ve found it!
    Looks like an amazing Bible study, and I’m looking forward to getting started!

  14. Robin,
    I like your thought where you said, “Let my worry be turned around on the devil and use it (worry) as a red flag to indicate where my focus is! Then PRAY!!!”

    I need to remember that when certain situations come up in my life, especially regarding my family. Thank you for that encouraging thought.

  15. Dear. Kendra for the first time Feb.4/ 14 I have found your study remarkable.. I am one who doesn’t trust God because of all the hardships upon my life… I want change my ways toward my God. Can you minister to me. With bible study through the mail?

    1. Hello, Robert! We are glad our online Bible study has been an encouragement to you. We do not have a Bible study program through the mail, however, we welcome you to be part of this online community. We pray that God will strengthen you in your walk with Him. Trust in Him. He will never leave you or forsake you. Stay in His word daily. Please consider getting involved with a local Bible study through your church and if you prefer to work on something from home, there are many wonderful Bible teachers that have books you can follow along with. God bless you!

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