BSF Study Questions People of the Promised Land 1: Lesson 18, Day 4: 2 Samuel 7:18-24; 1 Chronicles 17:16-22

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Summary of 2 Samuel 7:18-24:

David is humbled by God’s choice of him and treatment of him. David prays a prayer of thanks and gratitude for God’s goodness.

Summary of 1 Chronicles 17:16-22:

The same as above with David saying how God is the only God who chose a people for Himself.

BSF Study Questions People of the Promised Land 1: Lesson 18, Day 4: 2 Samuel 7:18-24; 1 Chronicles 17:16-22:

9) Complete humility. He praises God for His goodness, says how he is not worthy of anything God has given him and will give him and how God is great.

10) Personal Question. My answer: David’s response to God’s goodness — complete humility. David is overwhelmed with gratitude, and we see it here.

11) Part personal Question. My answer: David recognized how God was putting David and his family in a place of authority over Israel forever. He recognizes how God has chosen Israel as the one nation on earth to redeem for Himself. I have responded with gratitude and prayer, but I don’t think in the same way as David — with such a humble heart. This my prayer today.

Conclusions BSF Study Questions People of the Promised Land 1 Lesson 18, Day 4: 2 Samuel 7:18-24; 1 Chronicles 17:16-22:

I love David’s attitude. If only I could be as humbled and grateful as David for all I’ve been given and for how God has chosen me for Him.

End Notes BSF Study Questions People of the Promised Land 1 Lesson 18, Day 4: 2 Samuel 7:18-24; 1 Chronicles 17:16-22:

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God’s gift made God greater — not David.

FUN FACT: David says “your servant” ten times in this prayer.

David’s prayer boldly asked God to do what He promised. God loves when we pray like this.

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BSF Study Questions Romans Lesson 18, Day 4: Romans 10:16-17

Summary of passage:  Not all the Israelites who heard the good news accepted.  Faith is accepting Christ.

Questions:

9)  It’s so simple people dismiss it.  Also, it requires believing in the unseen (Christ) and many resist that.  God hardens their hearts.  Man by nature is evil.  God is infinitely good.  The two don’t mix very well.

10)  “From hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.”  The Bible, which is full of the message and the words of Christ, will strengthen our faith as we read, absorb, contemplate, and pray on God’s Holy words.  The more you study, the more doubt will be erased, and the more you are like Christ, and the more you can testify to others and spread the Good News.

11)  Personal Question.  My answer:  Too many to choose!  Always when I read or study the Bible something is renewed or strengthened or my understanding is deepened.  Not one second is wasted.  I turn to Him in the good and the bad.  Frequently, God’s word is something I need to hear at that moment and God is so good to direct me!  He is awesome!

Conclusions:  One important point to bring forth in this passage is this:  not all who hear God’s word will accept it.  This is so important to keep in mind as we share the Good News.  People aren’t rejecting us.  They are rejecting God.  Don’t take it personally.  Remember God has already chosen who will come to Him.  It is our job to put forth Him and let Him do the rest.

End Notes:  People are not saved without trust.  Many did not trust Isaiah or others who spoke of Jesus.  In the first century, most people could not read.  To know God and Christ, one had to be told.  Thus, “hearing the message.”  In our day, we are so blessed to be able to read the Word at our own pace, pray and think and contemplate it.  There really is no excuse for saving faith.

BSF Study Questions Isaiah Lesson 18, Day 4 Isaiah 41:11-20

Summary of passage: All your enemies will be ashamed and disgraced and will be nothing and perish. God takes hold of our right hand and says, Do not fear; I will help you.  God will make us into a sledge to topple mountains and hills and we will rejoice in Him and His glory.  God will not forsake the thirsty.  He will make rivers flow on barren heights, springs will flow in valleys, pools of water will appear in the desert, and parched ground will become springs.  He will put cedar, acacia, myrtle, olive, pines, fir and cypress trees in a desert so people will see, know, consider, and understand that God has done and created it all.

Questions:

9) He will help them.  He will make them into a sledge that will cut down mountains and hills.  All His people’s enemies will be ashamed and disgraced and will be nothing and perish.

10a) He will make rivers flow on barren heights and springs flow in valleys.  He will turn the desert into pools of water and parched ground into springs.

b) Personal Question.  My answer:  Jobs, moving, His word for pain, His understanding for things we couldn’t understand.  Doors opening in my life that never would have otherwise, husband, babies.  Daily encouragement and strength to keep moving.

c) Personal Question.  My answer:  In my writing which has fallen flat and my husband’s job situation to settle down

11a) Verbs:  see, know, consider, understand, done, created.  We witness with our eyes so our mind believes.  Then we ponder what we saw so we understand why it is true.  God does (actions) and creates everything.  Therefore, we appreciate fully how God is behind our very existence.

b) Personal Question.  My answer:  Everything around us was given by Him and created by Him.  We do not exist without Him.  So then every provision, blessing, and grace is God’s.  All for His glory.  We praise even when we lose our perspective because our hearts know always.

Conclusions:  We’ve seen how God has promised His people a deliverance back to Jerusalem and His efforts to allay His people’s fears.  “Do not fear for I am with you,” is repeated over and over again for His people.  He promises to help them, hold them in His right hand, give them strength to topple mountains (to do anything), and give them daily provisions such as water and food.

We see here how God has created everything for us and despite all the hardships and uncertainties, He is still by our sides, whispering in our ears, “I am here.  I will help you.  Do not fear.”  This gives us the courage and the strength to face one more day, knowing when we stumble again, God will be there to pick us back up.