Week of November 2

Week of November 2

November 2: 2 Kings 11-12

1) In chapter 11, what did Athaliah, the wicked daughter of Ahab and Jezebel, do upon the death of her son Ahaziah, King of Judah? What ultimately happened to her?

2) What was the deciding factor in making the reign of King Joash pleasing to God (see 12:2)?

November 3: 2 Kings 13-14

1) Why was the Prophet Elisha angered that King Jehoash only struck three times with the arrows (see 13:19)?

2) In chapter 14, what was the parable that Jehoash, King of Israel, used to demean Amaziah, King of Judah, but also to discourage a confrontation?

  1. Parable of the Sower and the Soils
  2. Parable of the Wheat and Tares
  3. Parable of the Thistle and the Cedar
  4. None of the above

November 4: Song of Solomon 1-4

1) What mutual declaration did the lovers declare to one another (1:15-16)?

2) What is meant that Solomon's bride is like a locked garden (see 4:12)?

  1. She is inaccessible
  2. She is a complete mystery
  3. She is a chaste virgin
  4. None of the above

November 5: Song of Solomon 5-8

1) Watchmen on the walls had authority, but in Song 5:7, they abused the King's bride to be. As believers throughout history, she was persecuted as she sought her Beloved. The Watchmen found her and:

  1. Beat her
  2. Bruised her
  3. Took away her veil
  4. All of the above

2) When Solomon wrote Song of Songs 6:8-9 (NKJV) he had "60 queens, 80 concubines, and virgins without number" (which grew to 700, 300, and still innumerable). Yet in v. 9, he calls his betrothed a "dove," "the perfect one," "the only one." Of whom was he speaking prophetically throughout this amazing God-breathed love story? (See 2 Cor 11:2-3, Eph 5:27)

November 6: Amos 1-2

1) According to Amos 1, what were the cruel sins against humanity that brought judgment upon Israel's neighbors, including Damascus, Gaza, Tyre, Edom, and Ammon?

  1. Threshing the captives of Gilead with sledges of iron
  2. Selling whole communities of captives to Edom, disregarding the covenant of brotherhood
  3. Stifling all compassion
  4. Ripping open the pregnant women of Gilead as they extended their borders
  5. All of the above

2) Amos prophesied judgment on both Judah and Israel for departing from the Law of the Lord, failing to keep His statutes, and for mistreating the righteous, the needy, the poor, and the afflicted. In addition, what command did backslidden Israel give to her prophets (see 2:12)?

November 7: Amos 3-5

1) Surely the Sovereign Lord does _______ without revealing His plan to His servants the prophets (see 3:7).

2) According to chapter 5, amidst pronouncements of judgments, what words of hope did Amos repeat during his lamentation over Israel (see v. 4, 6, 14, and 24)?

November 8: 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?