Week of February 22

Week of February 22

February 22: Joel 3, Jeremiah 21

1) Looking forward in time toward the final Day of the Lord, what did God say to the nations who were mistreating His people (see Joel 3:9-16)?

2) With the armies of Babylon advancing, what choice did God give His people (see Jeremiah 21:9-11)?

  1. Fight or flee
  2. Surrender or die
  3. Neither of the above

February 23: Jeremiah 22

1) What principles of good government did God list as conditions for His blessing (v. 1-4)?

2) How was King Jehoiakim different from his father Josiah (v. 15-16)?

February 24: Jeremiah 23

1) What were the characteristics of the Messianic offspring (Branch) of David whom God promised to raise up at a future time (v. 5-6)?

  1. He will reign as king
  2. He will deal wisely
  3. He will execute justice and righteousness
  4. All of the above

2) What would have marked the message of the so-called "prophets" if they had really heard from the LORD (v. 21-22)?

February 25: Jeremiah 24-25

1) What was the meaning of the two baskets of figs placed in front of the Temple that the Lord showed to Jeremiah (24:4-10)?

2) Compare Jeremiah 25:11 to 2 Chronicles 36:21. How long was Judah's Babylonian captivity to last?

  1. 30 years
  2. 70 years
  3. 100 years
  4. None of the above

February 26: Jeremiah 26-27

1) When Jeremiah delivered God's message in the Temple, what did the priests, prophets, and people say that he deserved (26:1-11)?

  1. The "Man of the Year" award
  2. A larger audience
  3. Death
  4. None of the above

2) What visual demonstration did God ask Jeremiah to give and what was the message (27:1-8)?

February 27: Jeremiah 28-29

1) What symbolic action did the false prophet Hananiah take and what was God's response through Jeremiah (see 28:10-17)?

2) In his letter to the exiles in Babylon, what did Jeremiah instruct the elders, priests, prophets, and all the people to do (see 29:4-7)?

  1. Build houses and settle down
  2. Plant gardens and enjoy the produce
  3. Marry and have children
  4. Seek the peace and prosperity of the city in which you live and pray for it
  5. All of the above

February 28: 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?