donate to my blog www.atozmomm.com

Donating to My Blog

Hey all!

Image result for arrow pointing off to right

I hope you all are enjoying digging into BSF’s People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided as much as I am! It’s a great study so far, and I can’t wait to see what’s to come!

Twice a year, I post on donating to my blog. It’s a tiny button in the sidebar on the homepage of my blog.

DONATE HERE

This blog is a labor of love. It started with just me posting my thoughts and has grown into what you see today. My goal is to help you know God more, and I hope I’ve succeeded just a bit!

If you find anything here useful and helpful, please consider a small donation. Anything helps. This money goes towards helping support me in my goal to continue to write and grow this blog. It uses PayPal. It’s secure, and you don’t have to have a PayPal account to donate. Clicking on ads helps in a very small way, as well as clicking on the Amazon suggestions and recommendations.

If you choose not to donate to me (perfectly fine!), please consider another charity close to your heart. As inflation grows and people are being laid off, it’s important to do what you can to support others in need.

Thank you in advance, and I look forward to what God will lead us to learn this year! God bless, and take care!

DONATE HERE

picture of eagle people of the promise kingdom divided lesson 29 www.atozmomm.com

BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 29, Day 5: Romans 15:4

ROMANS 15:4

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.

BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 29, Day 5: Romans 15:4

13a) I think I have a good understanding of how God’s people simply got caught up in sin and all they needed to do was to cry out to Him. This is a good lesson for us. God is always waiting for us to return to Him.

b) Many. I learned how sin is omnipresent, lurking, and how easy it is to fall into sin. We need to turn to God in these moments.

14a) I loved Lamentations and how Jeremiah poured out his heart and his lack of understanding to God. So must we.

b) God is in control, and He uses countries to enact His will on earth.

c) Lamentations 3:22: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.

15) There is always hope in the Lord if we simply turn to Him.

Conclusions BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 29, Day 5: Romans 15:4

Good wrap up of our Bible study!

End Notes BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 29, Day 5: Romans 15:4

This verse summarizes what ultimately the Israelites found in exile: hope. We can find encouragement and endurance in their struggles as we wrestle with our own personal trials and tribulations.

God loves His people so much that He will do whatever it takes for them.

God wants to fill us with hope, especially when we face challenges. We choose Him. God is our refuge.

Keep learning about God for every snippet you glean will one day bloom. It all matters.

What will you accomplish now with your new knowledge?

Contact me today!

Cool Summer Ideas

*As an Amazon associate, I earn from qualifying purchases

picture of eagle people of the promise kingdom divided lesson 29 www.atozmomm.com

BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 29, Day 4: Romans 9:1-5 and 1 Corinthians 10:1-12

SUMMARY OF ROMANS 9:1-5

Paul wishes he were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of his people, the people of Israel for they are the patriarchs.

1 Corinthians 10:1-12

God scattered many of His people, the Israelites, because He was not pleased with them.

We should not be idolaters, commit sexual immorality, not test Christ, or grumble. They serve as warnings for us. Be careful to not fall.

BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 29, Day 4: Romans 9:1-5 and 1 Corinthians 10:1-12

9) We are God’s offspring and live in Him (Acts 17:28). God gives us fellowship and eternal life. Christ purifies us from all sin. (1 John 1:1-7).

10a) They wanted to live their way, not God’s way. They did not fear the Lord. They let evil rule their lives. They sacrificed to idols. God was the one who healed them and led them. God’s anger will be poured out onto them because they have forsaken him and burned incense to other gods.

b) In a similar manner — doing my own thing rather than God’s thing and not giving Him the credit for everything in my life.

11) God’s grace and presence keeps me going when the going gets tough and I don’t understand things in my life. I know He is in charge, not me.

12) His word is so rich and powerful that I think you can’t help worship Him when you read it.

Conclusions BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 29, Day 4: Romans 9:1-5 and 1 Corinthians 10:1-12

Great lessons for having faith in God and His ways.

End Notes BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 29, Day 4: Romans 9:1-5 and 1 Corinthians 10:1-12

Romans 9:1-5

Paul is sorrowful over Israel. He wishes he were cursd to bring Israel back to God. This shows the heart of Jesus.

The people were blessed with God Himself, the covenants, the law, and more.

1 Corinthians 10:1-12

Israel was blessed. But they were not grateful. They died waiting to enter the Promised Land.

Therefore, the Corinthians should avoid the Israelites’ bad example. They should not be idolaters, commit sexual immorality, not test Christ, or grumble. They serve as warnings for us. Be careful to not fall.

Contact me today!

Cool Summer Ideas

*As an Amazon associate, I earn from qualifying purchases

picture of eagle people of the promise kingdom divided lesson 29 www.atozmomm.com

BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 29, Day 3: Jeremiah 4:22

JEREMIAH 4:22

“My people are fools; they do not know me. They are senseless children; they have no understanding. They are skilled in doing evil; they know not how to do good.”

BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 29, Day 3: Jeremiah 4:22

6a) To not be like them. Yet, God, in His mercy, still gives them chances to turn to Him and be forgiven.

b) God uses other countries to enact justice on His people. Everything in the world is orchestrated by God’s hand.

c) Their sin was constant; so is mine. I hope I can learn from it and be a bit better day-by-day.

7) It definitely gave me a new perspective and a deeper sense of gratitude for Jesus’s  sacrifice on the cross for me.

8 ) God, I thank you for always pursuing those who don’t pursue you. You never give up on us like we give up on you. You love us too much to do so. Thank you for always pursuing me even when I run from you.

Conclusions BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 29, Day 3: Jeremiah 4:22

Great lesson on how much God loves us and how He never gives up on us. Wonderful!

End Notes BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 29, Day 3: Jeremiah 4:22

God explained that Judah was foolish. They did not know him. They pretended to be wise, but they were not. They were wise in evil, not good.

Contact me today!

Cool Summer Ideas

*As an Amazon associate, I earn from qualifying purchases

picture of eagle people of the promise kingdom divided lesson 29 www.atozmomm.com

BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 29, Day 2: Isaiah 40:21-31 and Micah 7:18-19

SUMMARY OF ISAIAH 40:21-31

Have you not known since the beginning that God is God? He sits enthroned above earth. He brings down princes. Who can compare to God or is his equal? Those who hope in God will not grow weary. They will soar on wings like eagles. He gives them strength.

Micah 7:18-19

God forgives sins. He shows mercy and compassion on us. His anger does not linger.

BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 29, Day 2: Isaiah 40:21-31 and Micah 7:18-19

3) Merciful. Bountiful. Beautiful. Omniscient. Heavenly. Incomparable. Holy.

4)

God’s Power: Isaiah 40:28-31, 2 Chronicles 20:6, 1 Chronicles 29:11, Jeremiah 32:27, Jeremiah 10:12, 1 Kings 17:1; 18-45, 1 Kings 17:2-6, 1 Kings 17:7-16, 1 Kings 17:17-24

God’s Supremacy: Isaiah 45:7–9, Lamentations 3:37–39, Isaiah 46:10, Isaiah 45:9-10, 1 Chronicles 16:31, Jeremiah 10:7, 1 Kings 18:16-38, Isaiah 6:1-4

God’s Compassion: Lamentations 3:22-23, Isaiah 30:18, Isaiah 49:13, Isaiah 63:15-16, Jeremiah 31:20, Isaiah 49:13, 2 Kings 13:22-23, Lamentations 3:22, 2 Kins 4:28-41, 1 Kings 21:27-29

5a) It’s God Himself telling us about Him and revealing himself. We can trust what God says about Himself, as it helps us to grow closer to Him. He completely revealed Himself to us through His Son, Jesus Crhist, and it helps us remember Him and what He has done for us.

b) That He is faithful. That he is merciful and compassionate. That He wants to bless me.

Conclusions BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 29, Day 2: Isaiah 40:21-31 and Micah 7:18-19

Great verses and a great recap!

End Notes BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 29, Day 2: Isaiah 40:21-31 and Micah 7:18-19

Isaiah 40:21-31

God’s greatness is evident in all of Creation. God sits above us all. He is master since He knows the stars by name. Knowing God is in our lives should make a difference in how we live.

God gives us His strength. He gives it to us as we rely on Him, seek Him. We can soar above all things like eagles. Strength to go forward.

Micah 7:18-19

Who is like God in His mercy and compassion?

Contact me today!

Cool Summer Ideas

*As an Amazon associate, I earn from qualifying purchases

rhinos www.atozmomm.com

Friday Digest BSF People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 28

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN BSF PEOPLE OF THE PROMISE: KINGDOM DIVIDED LESSON 28

  • God is in control even when we don’t understand His ways
  • Wait on God always
  • God’s ways are not our own
  • Watch, wait, and pray while we wait for answered prayers
  • God has His ways to answer us
  • God answers when it’s time to accomplish the greatest good
  • Live by faith while we wait
  • God’s good purposes prevail
  • Everything in our life happens because of God’s eternal plan
  • God is faithful now and forever
  • God can be trusted
  • God’s ways are not our ways
  • Be who God wants you to be and reflect His presence

TAKE AWAY: Bring your questions to God.

Contact me today!

picture of church habakkuk people of the promise kingdom divided lesson 28 www.atozmomm.com

BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 28, Day 4: Habakkuk 3:1-15

SUMMARY OF HABAKKUK 3:1-15

After questioning God, Habakkuk now prays to God and praises Him for who He is and His goodness.

BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 28, Day 4: Habakkuk 3:1-15

11a) Habakkuk asks God to repeate his awesome deeds in his day and make them known. He asks him to remember mercy in his anger.

b) It’s a wonderful prayer, asking God to show up and do good deeds in our day like He did in the past. Habakkuk is humble, declaring God’s goodness. We all can be humble to God, declare His goodness, and ask Him to show up in our lives.

12a)

His glory covered the heavens
    and his praise filled the earth.
6 He stood, and shook the earth;
    he looked, and made the nations tremble.
The ancient mountains crumbled
    and the age-old hills collapsed—
    but he marches on forever.
9 You uncovered your bow,
    you called for many arrows.
You split the earth with rivers;

11 Sun and moon stood still in the heavens

    at the glint of your flying arrows,

    at the lightning of your flashing spear.
13 You came out to deliver your people,
    to save your anointed one.
You crushed the leader of the land of wickedness,
    you stripped him from head to foot.
14 With his own spear you pierced his head
    when his warriors stormed out to scatter us,
gloating as though about to devour
    the wretched who were in hiding.
15 You trampled the sea with your horses,
    churning the great waters.

b) God has always been there in the past and worked things out. He will continue to do so for me today.

Conclusions BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 28, Day 4: Habakkuk 3:1-15

Love the prayer. Absolutely breathtaking.

End Notes BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 28, Day 4: Habakkuk 3:1-15

Habakkuk prays for revival of the people like in yesteryear. We should pray for personal revival. He prays for God to remember them and have mercy.

He praises God for His glory, His works, and for who God is.

When we remember what God did in the past, it helps us to remember what God can do in the present.

Contact me today!

Cool Beach & Pool Gifts

*As an Amazon associate, I earn from qualifying purchases

picture of church habakkuk people of the promise kingdom divided lesson 28 www.atozmomm.com

BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 28, Day 3: Habakkuk 1:12-2:20

SUMMARY OF HABAKKUK 1:12-2:20

Habakkuk complains again to God, asking Him why He tolerates treachery and those who do evil to others.

The Lord gives Habakkuk a message to give to the people: woe to those who do not live by faithfulness. Woe to all those who do evil to others.

BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 28, Day 3: Habakkuk 1:12-2:20

6a) The Lord is everlasting. He will never die. He has appointed the Babylonians to execute judgment and to punish. Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrongdoing.

b) Why then do you tolerate the treacherous? Why are you silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves?

c) I really don’t. We all deserve judgment. God is in charge. Evil happens for a reason. It is for us to accept, not to understand.

7) Habakkuk waits on God’s reply and expects to be corrected. This is what we all should do. Wait on the Lord and let Him work.

8 ) People who are righteous live by faith. Others desire evil and are proud. In essence, those who rely on themselves (proud) and those who rely on God (the faithful).

9) He warns people who do evil against others, who are proud, greedy, drunk, and practice idolatry.

10) God is above all else and truly no one has any right to be in His presence. We should be humble before the Lord in all ways and in all things for God is Holy.

Conclusions BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 28, Day 3: Habakkuk 1:12-2:20

This is so typically human. We still question God because we can’t understand Him and His ways. And God answers in typical style: because I am God.

End Notes BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 28, Day 3: Habakkuk 1:12-2:20

Habakkuk wonders why God chose the Babylonians to judge Judah. First he wonders why God doesn’t judge Judah. Then he wonders why choose the Babylonians. Why judge evil with more evil? Why not?

Then he wonders how long the Babylonians will rule.

Habakkuk expected God to answer him, so he waited. He expected to be corrected, too.

God says there are the proud and there are the faithful.

Fun Fact: “Just live by faith” is one of the most quoted Old Testamant verses in the New Testament.

Romans 1:17  the justified man – “The just shall live by faith.”

Hebrews 10:38  faith – “The just shall live by faith.”

Galatians 3:11 the Christian life – “The just shall live by faith.”

Christians are to live by faith. That is it. By nothing else: works, feelings, etc.

God would deal with the Babylonians who were prideful.

God calls out to the greedy, the violent, the drunk, and the idolater.

The Lord is alive in His Holy temple, and He would deal with them all.

We watch and pray as we wait on God to answer our prayers.

Contact me today!

Cool Beach & Pool Gifts

*As an Amazon associate, I earn from qualifying purchases

picture of church habakkuk people of the promise kingdom divided lesson 28 www.atozmomm.com

BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 28, Day 2: Habakkuk 1:1-11

SUMMARY OF HABAKKUK 1:1-11

Habakkuk cries out to the Lord, but says He is not listening as the wicked people pervert justice and there’s wrongdoing all around him.

The Lord answers by saying He will raise up the Babylonians who are ruthless people to seize dwellings across the world.

BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 28, Day 2: Habakkuk 1:1-11

3a) Habakkuk cries out to the Lord, but says He is not listening as the wicked people pervert justice all around him.

b) The questions we have today are exactly the same as the ones we had back then. Why does God allow bad to happen to people?

4a) Look at the nations and watch—
and be utterly amazed.
For I am going to do something in your days
that you would not believe,
even if you were told.

b) He is going to raise up the Babylonians who are ruthless people to seize dwellings across the world.

5) God is working silently in the background. He is always with us, even when we can’t see, feel, or understand Him.

Conclusions BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 28, Day 2: Habakkuk 1:1-11

Many of the prophets we’ve studied this year have wondered how God could allow such atrocities against mankind and they have asked him about it. So must we.

End Notes BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 28, Day 2: Habakkuk 1:1-11

We know very little about the prophet Habakkuk, as he is not mentioned in other books of the Bible. Bible scholars believe he preached during the reign of King Jehoiakim around 600 B.C. and the book was written before the fall of Jerusalem in 586 BC. His name means “embrace” in Hebrew and him being called a prophet is rare in the Bible. He lived in the last days before Judah’s exile and is the last of the preexilic prophets. His book encourages the righteous to remain faithful despite the horrors and evil around them.

This is the 8th book of the Minor Prophets.

Paul quotes Habakkuk 1:5 in Acts 13:41 urging the people not to let complacency keep them from accepting Jesus.

Habakkuk wanted judgment on those who were doing evil in the world.

Seeing evil makes us realize that we ourselves are evil, too.

God answers by saying He will use the Babylonians for judgment.

Contact me today!

Cool Beach & Pool Gifts

*As an Amazon associate, I earn from qualifying purchases

baby duck www.atozmomm.com

Friday Digest BSF People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 27

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN BSF PEOPLE OF THE PROMISE: KINGDOM DIVIDED LESSON 27

  • God hears and responds to our pain and our cries
  • It is okay to express your sorrow, grief, and anguish to God
  • God understands our pain
  • God walks with us through our pain
  • There is hope in God’s refuge
  • When you experience pain, embrace hope
  • Face difficulties in His power
  • By acknowledging our pain, we are ready to turn to God
  • We are called to wait on Him and His understanding
  • God fulfills His promises
  • Pour out to God; He knows already, but we can learn from the telling

TAKE AWAY: Our laments draw us closer to God.

Contact me today!