Week of October 5

Week of October 5

October 5 -- 1 Kings 9-10

1) In chapter 9, God makes an unconditional promise regarding Jerusalem but a conditional promise to Solomon. What were some of the conditions to God's continued blessing on Solomon and his descendants?

  1. Walk before me, as David walked, with integrity of heart and uprightness
  2. Do according to all that I have commanded
  3. Keep my statutes and my rules
  4. All of the above

2) In chapter 10, the Queen of Sheba exclaimed: "Because the Lord loved ________ forever, he has made you king, that you may execute justice and righteousness."

October 6 -- 1 Kings 11

1) Why was God displeased with Solomon?

2) As a result of Solomon's idolatry, what judgment was to come?

October 7 -- 2 Chronicles 10-12

1) What led to the division of the nation of Israel (see 10:1-15)?

  1. King Rehoboam did not listen to the older advisers who counseled him to lighten the people's burden
  2. Rehoboam did listen to the younger advisers who counseled that he increase their burden
  3. God influenced the outcome in fulfilment of predictive prophecy
  4. All of the above

2) What was the result of all the worshippers of the Lord leaving the idol worshipping kingdom of Israel under Jeroboam and migrating south to the kingdom of Judah (see 11:13-17)?

October 8 -- 2 Chronicles 13-16

1) Why did God prosper King Asa and give him victory in battle at the beginning of his reign (see 14:1-3)?

  1. He took away the pagan altars, broke down the pillars and cut down the idols
  2. He commanded Judah to seek the Lord, the God of their fathers, and to keep the law and the commandment
  3. He took out the idolatrous high places and the incense altars from all the cities of Judah
  4. All of the above

2) According to 16:9, why do the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth?

October 9 -- 2 Chronicles 17-18

1) In the third year of his reign, Jehoshaphat sent his officials, along with Levites and priests, throughout Judah to instruct the people. According to 17:7-10, what did they teach and what was the result?

2) When Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, unwisely allied himself with Ahab, King of Israel, for a joint military operation against a common enemy, what did Jehoshaphat insist they do before they made their move (see 18:4)?

October 10 -- 2 Chronicles 19-20

1) According to 19:1-2 and 20:35-37, what did King Jehoshaphat do to bring the wrath of God upon him?

2) When surrounded by a vast enemy army, King Jehoshaphat humbled himself, proclaimed a fast, and cried out to the Lord: "We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you" (20:1-23). Following this expression of dependence on the Lord, what did the prophet Jahaziel prophesy?

  1. The battle is not yours but God's
  2. Stand firm and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf
  3. Tomorrow go out against them, and the Lord will be with you
  4. All of the above

October 11: 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?