Week of December 14

Week of December 14

December 14: Isaiah 33

1) What are some of the marks of the righteous in v. 15?

2) The Lord functions in what roles that correspond to branches of American government (see v. 22)?

  1. Judge (Judicial)
  2. Lawgiver (Legislative)
  3. King (Executive)
  4. All of the above

December 15: Isaiah 34-35

1) What figurative weapon will the Lord wield in retribution on behalf of Zion according to 34:5-8?

2) What are some of the miraculous signs that will be common in the coming Kingdom of God according to 35:5-10?

December 16: Micah 1-2

1) Why was God's judgment coming on His people according to 1:5?

2) Despite God's judgment on His people, what would God do for them in the future according to 2:12-13?

December 17: Micah 3-5

1) According to Micah 3, what marked the leadership of the rulers of the House of Jacob and House of Israel?

  1. Executed justice
  2. Established righteousness
  3. Built Zion on respect for life
  4. Trusted the Lord to protect them because of their godliness
  5. None of the above

2) In Micah 5:2-5, the prophet predicts the coming of Israel's King (Messiah) who will shepherd His flock and be their peace over 700 years before His actual birth. Where does Micah tell us He will be born? Compare these verses with Matthew 2:1-6.

December 18: Micah 6-7

1) According to Micah, what does the Lord require of us (see 6:8)?

  1. Do justice
  2. Love kindness/mercy
  3. Walk humbly with your God
  4. All of the above

2) In the conclusion of his prophecy, what did Micah affirm about God and what was the basis of his confidence that God would act that way toward His people (see 7:18-20)?

December 19: 2 Kings 18

1) What drastic measures did young King Hezekiah undertake in v. 3-6, signaling a dramatic return to the LORD, that resulted in the positive affirmation in v. 7: "And the LORD was with him; wherever he went out, he prospered"?

  1. Removed the high places
  2. Broke the pagan pillars
  3. Cut down the Asherah
  4. Broke into pieces the bronze serpent
  5. All of the above

2) What was the response of the people to the scare tactics of Sennacherib, King of Assyria, who sent his supreme commander, chief officer, and his field commander with a large army to threaten King Hezekiah (see v. 26-36)?

December 20: 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?