Week of February 15

Week of February 15

February 15: Zephaniah 1-3

1) In view of the coming Day of the Lord, what was the urgent message from the Lord to the people of Judah (see 2:3)?

2) What was God's indictment of Judah's civil and religious leaders (see 3:3-4)?

  1. Officials are roaring lions
  2. Judges are evening wolves that leave nothing till the morning
  3. Prophets are fickle, treacherous men
  4. Priests profane what is holy and do violence to God's law
  5. All of the above

February 16: 2 Kings 23:31-24:20

1) After good King Josiah's untimely death, what does the Bible say about his son and successor, Jehoahaz (23:32)?

2) What was the result of God's righteous anger, which His people had provoked for so long (see 24:20)?

February 17: Daniel 1, Habakkuk 1

1) What did young Daniel resolve not to do and why?

2) What was the gist of Habakkuk's complaint against the Lord in chapter 1:2-4?

  1. Why do you not hear and deliver us?
  2. Why does violence and injustice prevail?
  3. Why do the wicked go unpunished?
  4. All of the above

February 18: Habakkuk 2-3

1) What wonderful promise did God give to Habakkuk that was certain to be fulfilled in the end times (see 2:14)?

2) What did Habakkuk ask the Lord to remember in His wrath (see 3:2)?

  1. Righteousness
  2. Justice
  3. Mercy
  4. None of the above

February 19: Joel 1

1) The prophet Joel called the Elders and all the people to hear and recount the story of God's terrible judgments to succeeding generations (see v. 3), but in what forms was the judgment coming?

  1. Plague of locusts
  2. Invading armies
  3. Famine
  4. All of the above

2) What did the prophet urgently call upon the priests to do in response to the relentless wave of God's remedial judgments?

  1. Put on sackcloth, lament and wail
  2. Consecrate a fast and call a solemn assembly
  3. Gather the elders and people to God's house
  4. Have them all cry out to God
  5. All of the above

February 20: Joel 2

1) Following God's devastating judgments and call for Solemn Assembly in chapters 1 and 2, what was God's reply to Judah (see v. 18-20)?

  1. Expect no pity from me
  2. Expect starvation
  3. Expect to remain a reproach
  4. Expect enemy occupation
  5. None of the above

2) Compare God's far-reaching promise in Joel 2:28-32 with Acts 2:16-21. What were some of the results of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and what is the promise to all who call upon the name of the Lord (2:32)?

February 21: 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?