David asks the Lord how long he will forget him or turn away from him. How long must he have sorrow in his heart and his enemies triumph over him? David pleads with the Lord to answer him and to give him light to see by. He trusts in God’s unfailing love, and he rejoices in God’s salvation. He will sing to God.
SUMMARY OF RUTH 1:20-22
Naomi renames herself Mara, meaning bitter because God has made her life bitter and brought misfortune upon her. Naomi and Ruth arrived in Bethlehem as the barley harvest was beginning.
QUESTIONS FOR PSALM 13 WITH RUTH 1:20-22
3 ) They are both angry at God for the misfortunes they have suffered in life and are questioning him. Yet, both are still faithful to him. Still. I’m unsure how angry I get. I usually accept what happens to me in life.
4 ) I think it’s just trusting that God will provide through the hard times and take care of you on the other side of hard times. Hard times are usually followed by good times.
5 ) I listen to songs that offer me hope and encouragement, that motivate me, that speak about the good times and overcoming. They serve to lift me up and brighten my day, as well as give me strength to keep persevering even though I don’t feel like it.
CONCLUSIONS TO WORDGO PSALM 13 WITH RUTH 1:20-22
I love how you can be angry at God and even question why, but that doesn’t mean you don’t trust in his authority or his knowledge to orchestrate your life. Great lesson.
Faith is being sure of what you cannot see and what you hope for. Faith is what allows us to believe God created the heavens and the earth. By faith, Abel offered God better sacrifices than Cain. By faith, God took Enoch away so he didn’t experience death.
You have to have faith to please God. Noah built an ark out of faith and thus became heir of the righteous. By faith Abraham left Ur to go where God told him to go. He and his sons became heirs of the promised land and had children and many descendants. They did not receive their inheritance while living; only after death.
QUESTIONS FOR HEBREWS 11:1-14
1 ) Faith is being sure of what you cannot see and what you hope for. Faith is believing Jesus is the son of God, granting us forgiveness of sins and eternal salvation. People today think of faith as having trust in someone or something. Faith is having trust but it’s believing in the unseen that is the difference.
2 ) Faith is doing things you believe is in God’s will even though you have no idea of the consequences or what lies ahead like Abraham. Moving somewhere else in the country or doing something out of a calling. I think it’s very similar today as it was in Jesus’s time.
3 ) I like the example of Noah the best — building an ark when people thought he was crazy. My prayer is to keep following the ways of God even though they don’t make sense to me or to anyone around me.
CONCLUSIONS TO WORDGO HEBREWS 11:1-14
Another classic passage that is super important to the Christian faith. Having faith is simply believing in a God unseen. Seems simple, but so many people miss God this way.
Christ is the mediator of the new covenant. He entered the Most Holy Place by his own blood that offered eternal redemption. The blood of Christ cleanses us inwardly and outwardly. We are now set free from our sins and able to inherit eternal life.
The Old Covenant required that everything has to be cleansed with blood in order to be forgiven. He offered himself one time as the eternal sacrifice. He will appear a second time to bring salvation to those who await him.
QUESTIONS FOR HEBREWS 9:11-28
7) Christ is the mediator of the new covenant. He entered the Most Holy Place by his own blood that offered eternal redemption. The blood of Christ cleanses us inwardly and outwardly. We are now set free from our sins and able to inherit eternal life. It’s important because it gives us eternal life, which the Old Covenant could not do.
8 ) Immeasurable gratitude. A desire to be like him. An acceptance of his sacrifice for my sins.
9) Jesus offers the New Covenant to us by his one sacrifice for us all. It is received by those who accept his sacrifice on the cross for us and who believe in him.
CONCLUSIONS TO WORDGO HEBREWS 9;11-28
Christ died once for us for our eternal inheritance. When you grasp that fact, nothing else in your world — none of your problems — matters.
For many of us, when BSF ends and takes a summer break, we are left scrambling for some way to stay in His word. Without an official study, this can be incredibly challenging for many, and sometimes, Bibles can go unopened all summer until Bible Study Fellowship begins again in the fall.
BSF is now offering summer bible studies for those who want to stay in His word over the summer. This is available via their app, WordGo. You simply go to your PlayStore and download this free app. Once downloaded, you’ll be able to pick a course that lasts anywhere from two weeks to six weeks. These are manageable time slots for many.
These BSF studies of the Bible include questions, so you can dig deeper in God’s Word. You can watch BSF’s explanation HERE
BSF encourages you to do these together. However, in today’s world, going it alone is okay, too. Plus, this may be easier for some who prefer to study their Bibles early in the morning or late at night.
I plan on picking one of these and posting my answers here. I am hoping some of you will at least follow along and maybe chime in the comments when prompted. Or, just read my summeries when you have a bit of time.
There’s a poll on the sidebar. I’d like your input for which study we start with. I plan on beginning this early to mid-June. I will announce that here on my blog.