We’ve come a long way through our Bible! I’ve enjoyed getting to know old characters again, being reminded that even though many failed and failed BIG that they were still mightly used by the Lord because they were willing to be used. I’ve enjoyed hearing many, many times – do not be afraid, do not be discouraged. I hope that you are enjoying the journey so far as well!
This Weeks Schedule:
- Day 29 1 Chronicles 1:1 – 1 Chronicles 9:44
- Day 30 1 Chronicles 10:1 – 1 Chronicles 23:32
- Day 31 1 Chronicles 24:1 – 2 Chronicles 7:10
- Day 32 2 Chronicles 7:11 – 2 Chronicles 23:15
- Day 33 2 Chronicles 23:16 – 2 Chronicles 35:15
- Day 34 2 Chronicles 35:16 – Ezra 10:44
- Day 35 Nehemiah 1:1 – Nehemiah 13:14
Books we’ll encounter this week:
1 Chronicles Overview: Covers much of the same ground as 2 Samuel. This book was written after Judah returns from exile and is intended as an encouragement to the returnees. Its emphasis in on the more positive events/aspects of the reigns covered.
2 Chronicles Overview: Covers much of the same ground as 1 & 2 Kings. Like Chronicles, it was written after Judah returns from exile and is intended to encourage.
Ezra Overview: When Cyrus became king of Persia, the Lord led him to free teh exiles to return to Jerusalem. Ezra, a teacher “well versed in the Law of Moses” arrives several decades later to discover that many from Judah have been intermarrying with the neighboring peoples.
Nehemiah Overview: Whereas Ezra is a teacher and scribe, Nehemiah is a leader. The book of Nehemiah celebrates the rebuilding of Jerusalem’s walls against significant odds. The behavior of the residents when Nehemiah is in residence and when he is not harkens back to the era of the Judges.
1. How does the Lord use the prophet Nathan in 2 Samuel 12?
2. Does David immediately realize the significance of Nathan’s story about the rich man?
3. What does David’s response in 2 Samuel 12:13 say about his relationship with God?
4. What were the consequences of David’s sin?
5. Has there been an “aha” triggered by your reading this week that you have been able to immediately apply to your life?
Do you know that we are going to be halfway through the Old Testament? *Clapping* GOOD for YOU!! If you have fallen behind, don’t give up!! Keep reading. Keep at it! You’ll be glad you did!
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This Weeks Study Guide. There is good stuff here, don’t pass this by!
When you finish this week you are 1/3 through this lesson! The best way to maintain an awesome relationship with the Lord is to stay close to Him by staying in His Word!