Week of December 21

December 21: 2 Kings 19

1) What was King Hezekiah's immediate response to the threatening taunts of the Assyrian commander and his officials? Where did Hezekiah send the palace administrator, the secretary, and the leading priests (v. 1-2)?

2) When Hezekiah spread out the Assyrian's letter before the Lord, what did he request from God (see v. 14-19)?

  1. That He would hear the words Sennacherib that were sent to mock the living God
  2. That He would open His eyes and see
  3. That He would save them that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that He alone is God
  4. All of the above

December 22: 2 Kings 20

1) When the prophet Isaiah told Hezekiah that he would die from his illness, Hezekiah wept bitterly and desperately prayed for God to spare his life. What was God's response (v. 4-6)?

2) What was Isaiah's message to Hezekiah after learning that Hezekiah had revealed all the treasures of his kingdom to envoys from Babylon (v. 16-18)?

December 23: Isaiah 36

1) What key question did the Assyrians pose to Hezekiah's representatives (see v. 4-5)?

2) Rabshakeh, the Assyrian military leader, speaking in Hebrew, sought to strike fear in the hearts of the people of Judah and shatter their faith. By whose authority did the Rabshakeh claim to speak (v. 10)?

December 24: Isaiah 37

1) After Hezekiah learned of Assyria's plan to conquer Judah, what was Hezekiah's bold profession of faith declared through his prayer in the temple (v. 15-19)? And what was his petition (v. 20)?

2) Because Hezekiah prayed to God concerning the King of Assyria (v. 21), God promised to defend Jerusalem. What miraculous action did God take to fulfill His promise (v. 36-38)?

December 25: Isaiah 38-39

1) What miraculous sign did God give to Hezekiah to assure him of his healing (38:7-8)?

2) What was Hezekiah's response to Isaiah's prophecy concerning the future defeat and exile of Judah, including some of his own sons who would go into captivity (39:5-8)?

December 26: Isaiah 40

1) The fulfillment of Isaiah 40:3-5 can be found in the Gospels (see Luke 3:4-6) with the mission of John the Baptist and ministry of the Messiah, who would tend His flock like a Shepherd and carry His lambs close to His heart. How could God's people be sure these promises would be fulfilled (see v. 8)?

2) What promises are given to those who wait in dependence on the Lord (40:31)?

  1. Renew their strength
  2. Soar on wings like eagles
  3. Run and not be weary
  4. Walk and not faint
  5. All of the above

December 27: 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?