Week of April 5

Week of April 5

April 5: Ezekiel 17

1) What nations did the two eagles represent?

  1. Syria and Assyria
  2. Israel and Judah
  3. Babylon and Egypt
  4. None of the above

2) What did God promise to do in the future (v. 22-24)?

April 6: Ezekiel 18-19

1) What was God's corrective to the exile's popular proverb in 18:2, which was basically a complaint that their fathers had sinned, but they were suffering the consequences (see 18:1-4)?

  1. Don't eat sour grapes
  2. Don't grind your teeth
  3. The soul that sins shall die
  4. None of the above

2) What picture did Ezekiel use to portray Judah's government leaders (princes) in his lament in v. 1-9?

April 7: Ezekiel 20

1) In the past, what had God chosen to do with sinful Israel out of concern for His own name (see v. 9, 14, 22)?

2) In the future, what would be different about the Israel God would gather from exile (see v. 40-44)?

April 8: Ezekiel 21

1) What symbolic action was Ezekiel commanded to do to portray the emotional effect of God's judgment on His sinful people (see v. 6-7)

2) Who was the profane, wicked, "prince of Israel" whose day of judgment had come (see v. 25-26; Jer. 52:1-11)?

  1. Jehoahaz
  2. Jehoiakim
  3. Jehoiachin
  4. Zedekiah
  5. None of the above

April 9: Ezekiel 22

1) How did both government (princes) and religious (priests and prophets) leaders contribute to God's judgment on Jerusalem (22:23-28)?

  1. Her princes have shed blood, destroying lives for dishonest gain
  2. Her priests have failed to teach the difference between the clean and unclean
  3. Her prophets have whitewashed these deeds by false visions and lying divinations
  4. All of the above

2) What did God look for that He might show mercy on the land but ultimately came away disappointed? (22:30-31)?

April 10: Ezekiel 23

1) What did the sisters Oholah and Oholibah represent (23:4)?

2) Israel and Judah bore the penalty for their sinful actions, forgetting their God to whom they belonged. What were some of their actions that brought about God's judgments?

  1. Defiled God's sanctuary and profaned His Sabbaths
  2. Committed adultery against God with their idols
  3. Sacrificed their children to false gods
  4. All of the above

April 11: Discussion Questions

1) What passage uniquely spoke to you this week?

2) What insights did you gain about God?

3) What application might this have to what is happening in the world today?

4) How would God have you apply this truth to your life?