Week of March 22

March 22: Lamentations 3

1) In the midst of lamenting the incredible suffering from siege and destruction of Jerusalem and feeling forsaken by God, what conclusion did the writer ultimately come to about God in v. 22-23?

  1. God's steadfast love never ceases
  2. His mercies never come to an end and are new every morning
  3. Great is the Lord's faithfulness
  4. All of the above

2) What did the writer say to the guilty while they were enduring punishment for sin (see v. 39)?

March 23: Lamentations 4-5

1) How did Zion's punishment compare with that of Sodom according to 4:6?

2) What was the writer's final plea to God at the end of chapter 5?

  1. Remember us
  2. Restore us
  3. Renew us
  4. All of the above

March 24: Obadiah 1

1) The "Day of the Lord" was coming in focused judgment upon which kingdom according to the prophet?

  1. Ammon
  2. Moab
  3. Egypt
  4. None of the above

2) What reversal would take place as a result of the "Day of the Lord?"

March 25: Ezekiel 1-2

1) In the God-given vision Ezekiel saw while among the Jewish exiles by the Chebar canal, what type of faces did each of the four heavenly creatures have (see 1:10)?

  1. Man
  2. Ox
  3. Lion
  4. Eagle
  5. All of the above

2) When the Lord instructed Ezekiel to faithfully speak to the rebellious children of Israel, what did He tell Ezekiel that the people would know, regardless as to whether or not they chose to listen (2:5)?

March 26: Ezekiel 3

1) What would happen if Ezekiel did not faithfully communicate God's warning of judgment upon His sinful people (see v. 16-21)?

  1. The Lord would stay His judgment and Israel would get a reprieve
  2. The Lord would raise up another prophetic Watchman to replace Him
  3. The wicked person would die for his sin, but He would hold the prophet accountable
  4. None of the above

2) When Ezekiel was confined to his house, bound by cords so he could not go out among the people, and mute so he could not rebuke the people, what would happen to him when God gave him a word to speak (see v. 27)?

March 27: Ezekiel 4-5

1) What did the Lord instruct Ezekiel to do to symbolically communicate God's message in chapter 4?

  1. Set up a diorama visually representing the city of Jerusalem under siege
  2. Lay on his left side then on his right for over a year, representing punishment on Israel then Judah
  3. Bake his meager bread rations on an iron griddle over a dung-fueled fire, forecasting conditions in the besieged city
  4. All of the above

2) When God told Ezekiel to shave his hair and beard, carefully divide them into thirds, saving a few strands, what was he to do with the rest and what was the message of these symbolic acts in chapter 5?

March 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?