I was truly sad to turn the last page of my BSF study guide for People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided and find it blank. This study was amazing in so many ways, and I hope you all found it life-changing, too.
I will miss this study as we move on to the Study of John for 2023/2024. Yet, studying the Gospels and Jesus’ life is something I will never tire of. It will be a good study next year, too.
I’d love it if you all left a comment with what you loved most about this year’s Bible study. It can be short and sweet or long.
Enjoy the videos below as a great summary of this Bible study, and have a great summer and break!
BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 30, Day 6: Maturing His People
14) It’s hard to know specifics, but I believe I am to walk my path where God has put me, one day at a time.
15) Having control over my thoughts. It’s something I need to work on.
16) Dear Lord. Thank you for pursuing me even when I run the other way. Thank you for growing me closer to you and for the opportunity to get to know you better. Thank you for the peace this brings me. Thank you for the Holy Spirit. Thank you for others in my life. Amen.
BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 30, Day 5: Facing Outward
11) I wish I had a definitive answer to this question, but, truthfully, this is so hard to know. It’s hard to know how you impact others. One day, we all will know on the other side of heaven. That being said, I tried to impart what I learned to my family and friends.
12) I was challenged to be more open to others, more accepting, and to meet people where they are at rather than expect them to be in the same place I’m at. I was challenged to let God handle my anger towards others and let Him be the definitive judge.
BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 30, Day 2: Magnifying God
3) Truthfully, I’ve always loved the Old Testament because I’m a history buff. That being said, I saw this year how God’s magnificent plans unfolded perfectly. I saw the consequences of sin and of not listening to God. It’s comforting to find Truth in God’s Word.
4) I’ve realized that nothing happens without Him. I know there is purpose in everything He does. He works in ways we do not understand, and our role is simply to trust in that.
5) I loved Lamentations. As sad as it was to read the exile of God’s people, it challenged me to do better and be better in my own faith and walk in life.
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?
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
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.
“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.