Week of February 8

February 8: Jeremiah 18-19

1) When God sent Jeremiah to the potter's house to watch him work the clay, what was the message (see 18:1-11)?

  1. Like the clay in the potter's hand, Israel is in God's hand.
  2. If a nation turns from its evil, God will relent of the judgment He had planned.
  3. If a nation does evil, God will relent of the good He had planned.
  4. God is planning judgment for Judah, but He calls on them to repent, offering a way of escape.
  5. All of the above

2) In chapter 19, what was God's message to the civic and religious leaders from Jeremiah's symbolic action of smashing the pottery flask?

February 9: Jeremiah 20

1) What happened to Jeremiah as a result of faithfully delivering God's message to the people (see v. 1-2)?

  1. He was awarded as "Man of the Year."
  2. He was appointed as an elder at the Jerusalem city gates.
  3. He was flogged and thrown in stocks.
  4. None of the above

2) What did Jeremiah say it was like when he tried not to speak God's message?

February 10: 2 Kings 22

1) When young King Josiah had the Temple repaired, what did Hilkiah the High Priest discover that had apparently been lost and neglected (see v. 3-8)?

2) When King Josiah humbled himself after hearing the Book of the Law read, what was the message from the LORD to him in response (see v. 16-20)?

February 11: 2 Kings 23:1-30

1) Why did Josiah gather the priests, prophets, and all the people to the House of the Lord (v. 1-20)?

  1. To read the Book of the Covenant (Deuteronomy) to the people
  2. To renew the Covenant before the Lord
  3. To cleanse the Temple of pagan altars and idols
  4. To destroy the pagan high places and execute the idolatrous priests
  5. All of the above

2) After renewing the Covenant and cleansing the Temple and the land, what did King Josiah ask the people to do by way of celebration (v. 21-23)?

February 12: Nahum 1-2

1) What were some of Nahum's descriptions of God's character and nature (see v. 1:1-8)?

  1. Jealous and avenging
  2. Keeps wrath for his enemies
  3. Slow to anger and great in power
  4. Good and a stronghold in the day of trouble
  5. All of the above

2) How did Nahum characterize Nineveh's immediate future (see chapter 2)?

February 13: Nahum 3

1) How does the prophet describe the city of Nineveh, Assyria's capital (see v. 1-3)?

  1. Full of massive buildings with impressive architecture
  2. Led by people who respect life and speak the truth
  3. Engaged in peaceful interactions with other nations
  4. None of the above

2) What will be the reaction of everyone who hears of Nineveh's demise (v. 19)?

February 14: 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?