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August 6 – Review and Reflections

August 6 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Ezra 3:1-4:24

1 Corinthians 2:6-3:4

Proverbs 20:24-25

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read Ezra 3:1-6. Jeshua the son of Jozadak and his brethren the priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel and his brethren, arose and built the altar of God of Israel. They…

*  offered burnt offerings on it to the Lord, both the ________________ and evening burnt offerings.
* kept the Feast of Tabernacles, and offered the daily __________ offerings in the number required by ordinance for each day.
* offered the regular burnt offering, and those for New Moons and for all the ___________________ feasts of the Lord.

 

 

2. Read Ezra 3:7-13. Money was given to the ______________ and the carpenters.

What was the people of Sidon and Tyre given  to bring cedar logs from Lebanon?

 

What was the age of the Levites appointed to oversee the work of the house of the Lord?

 

When the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the Lord, the priests stood in their apparel with _________________, and the Levites, the sons of Asaph, with __________________, to praise the Lord, according to the ordinance of David king of Israel.

All the people praised the Lord because the _____________________ of the house of the Lord was laid.

Why were some of the old men weeping?

 

 

4. Read Ezra 4:1-5. How did the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin respond to hearing that the descendants of the captivity were building the temple of the Lord God of Israel?

 

The people of the land tried to discourage the people of Judah. How?

 

 

5. Read Ezra 4:6-24. Ahasuerus wrote an accusation against the inhabitants of Judah and Jerusalem. Some of the things he said were…

* The Jews who came up from you have come to us at Jerusalem are __________________the rebellious and evil city.

* If this city is built and the walls completed, they will not pay ____________, tribute, or custom.

* Search the records of your fathers and know that this city is a __________________ city, harmful to kings and provinces.

*If the walls are completed you will have no dominion beyond the __________________.
* The city in former times has _________________ against kings, and rebellion and sedition have been fostered in it.

* Make these men ________________ building.

 

 

The work of the house of God which is at Jerusalem ceased, and it was discontinued until the ________________ year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.

 

 

6. Read 1 Corinthians 2:6-16. Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who _____________ Him.

What does it really mean to love God?

 

How does God reveal things to us?

 

The Holy Spirit …

* searches all ________________.

* reveals the things that have been freely ______________ to us by God.
* teaches us by ________________ spiritual things with spiritual.

 

The natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are ____________________ discerned.

Believers have the mind of _________________.

 

 

7. Read 1 Corinthians 3:1-4. A few things that point to a person being carnal are what?

 

 

8. Read Proverbs 20:24-25. A man’s steps are ordered of the Lord. What does this mean?

 

What is a snare?

 

What is a vow?

 

Why is it a snare for a person to make a rash vow?

 

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August 5 – Review and Reflections

August 5 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Ezra 1:1-2:70

1 Corinthians 1:18-2:5

Proverbs 20:22-23

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read Ezra 1:1-11. God commanded Cyrus to build Him a house at Jerusalem. What did he ask the people – what did he want some of them to do?

 

The people who were going to work on the house of the Lord were to take the articles that belonged in the house of the Lord back with them. There were ___________ gold platters, _____________ silver platters,   ____________ knives, __________  gold basins, four hundred and ten silver basins of a similar kind, and one thousand other articles.

 

 

2. Read Ezra 2:1-70. Many people whom Nebuchadnezzar had carried away to ____________________ returned to Jerusalem and Judah.

How many people returned to their homeland?

 

According to their ________________, each person gave to the treasury for the work of building the house of the Lord.

 

 

3. Read 1 Corinthians 1:18-2:5. To the believer, the message of the cross is the ______________  of God.

God made foolish the wisdom of this world. In other words, the wisdom of the world is __________________.

Christ is the ________________ of God and the ________________ of God.

God has chosen the _______________ things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the ________________  things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty.

A believer’s faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the ________________  of ___________.

 

 

4. Read Proverbs 20:22-23. Are we to take revenge into our own hands? Why?

 

 

How does God feel about dishonesty?

 

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August 4- Review and Reflections

August 4- Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

2 Chronicles 35:1-36:23

1 Corinthians 1:1-17

Proverbs 20:20-21

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read 2 Chronicles 35:1-19.In the __________________ year of the reign of Josiah this Passover was kept.

When were the Passover lambs slaughtered?

 

What did Josiah gave the lay people and why?

 

 

How long did the people keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread?

 

 

2. Read 2 Chronicles 35:1-20-36:1. Josiah did not heed the words of Necho from the mouth of God. What was the result of his disobedience?

 

 

3. Read 2 Chronicles 36:2-4. Jehoahaz was twenty-three years old when he became king, and he reigned three months in Jerusalem. Why did he only reign three months?

 

 

4. Read 2 Chronicles 36:5-8. Jehoiakim (Eliakim) was ______________________years old when he became king, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem.

What happened to Jehoiakim (Eliakim)?

 

 

5. Read 2 Chronicles 36:9-10. Jehoiachin was _____________________  years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months and ten days.

 

 

6. Read 2 Chronicles 36:11-14. Zedekiah was _____________________ years old when he became king, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem.

 

Zedekiah…

* did ____________ in the sight of the Lord.

* did not humble himself before __________________ the prophet, who spoke from the mouth of the Lord.

* rebelled against King ____________________________.

 

 

7. Read 2 Chronicles 36:15-23. Why did God send warnings to the people?

 

What does compassion mean?

 

How did the people respond to God’s warnings?

 

The wrath of the Lord arose against His people. Why?

 

What happened in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia‘s reign?

 

 

8. Read 1 Corinthians 1:1-9. Believers are _______________ in Christ Jesus.

Grace and _____________ come from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

What is testimony?

 

What is the day of our Lord Jesus Christ?

 

God is faithful. What does faithful mean to you?

 

 

9. Read 1 Corinthians 1:10-17. Believers are to speak the same thing. What does this mean? Does it mean that they have to agree on everything?

 

What are divisions and contentions?

 

Believers are to be joined together in the same _______________ and in the same judgment.

 

 

10. Read Proverbs 20:20-21.What does curses mean?

 

What is the result of cursing your parents?

 

Why will an inheritance gained hastily not be blessed in the end?

 

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August 3- Review and Reflections

August 3- Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

2 Chronicles 33:14-33

Romans 16:8-27

Proverbs 20:19

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read 2 Chronicles 33:14-20.Manasseh had done evil in the sight of God. After he was afflicted, he humbled himself and turned to God. Did the people go along with the changed Manasseh and humble themselves also, or did they continue to rebel against God?

 

 

2. Read 2 Chronicles 33:21-25. Amon was _________________ years old when he became king, and he reigned two years in Jerusalem.

Amon sacrificed to all the _____________  ____________________ which his father Manasseh had made, and served them.

Amon did not _________________ himself before the Lord.

Who conspired against Amon, and killed him in his own house?

 

 

3. Read 2 Chronicles 34:1-13. Josiah was _____________ years old when he became king, and he reigned ______________ years in Jerusalem.

In the ___________ year of his reign, Josiah began to seek God.

In the _____________ year of his reign, Josiah began to purge Judah and Jerusalem of the high places, the wooden images, the carved images, and the molded images.

In the ___________________ year of his reign, Josiah sent Shaphan and Joah to repair the house of the Lord his God.

 

 

4. Read 2 Chronicles 33:14-33. Who found the Book of the Law of the Lord given by Moses?

 

Who did he give it to and what did they do with it?

 

How did the king respond to what was read to him?

 

 

5. Read Romans 16:8-27. How were the following people referred to…

* Amplias, my _____________________ in the Lord.
* Urbanus, our fellow ________________ in Christ.

* Stachys, my ___________________.
* Apelles, __________________ in Christ.
* Tryphena and Tryphosa,  laborers for the ______________.

* Rufus, _________________ in the Lord.

 

 

Why should a believer avoid those who cause divisions and offenses?

 

 

6. Read Proverbs 20:19. We should be careful with the secrets we reveal to people. Why?

 

What does associate mean?

 

 

Should we associate with someone who is always flattering us?

 

 

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August 2- Review and Reflections

August 2- Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

2 Chronicles 32:1-33:13

Romans 15:23-16:7

Proverbs 20:16-18

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read 2 Chronicles 32:1-23. What was Sennacherib purpose for entering Judah?

 

Believers should not be afraid or dismayed when the enemy comes against them. The Lord is on their side and He will ______________ their battles.

Sennacherib’s servants spoke against ____________ and against Hezekiah.

King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah prayed and cried out to heaven. What was the Lord’s response?

 

Sennacherib returned shamefaced to his own land. What happened to him when he returned home?

 

2. Read 2 Chronicles 32:24-33. Hezekiah’s heart was lifted up cause God’s wrath over him, Judah and Jerusalem. Then Hezekiah _____________  himself for the pride of his heart, so that the wrath of God did not come upon them in the days of Hezekiah.

How do you think God feel about pride?

 

How do you think God feels about humility?

 

 

3. Read 2 Chronicles 33:1-13. Manasseh was ___________ years old when he became king, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem.

 

Manasseh…

* did much evil in the sight of the Lord and ______________ Him to anger.

* rebuilt the high places which ___________________ his father had broken down

* raised up altars for the Baals, and made _________________ images.

* worshiped all the host of __________________ and served them.
* built altars for all the host of heaven in the _______________ of the Lord.
* caused his sons to pass through the _________ in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom.

* practiced soothsaying, used witchcraft and sorcery, and consulted _________________and spiritists.

*  set a carved _______________ up in the house of God.

Manasseh seduced Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to do more evil than the nations whom the Lord had destroyed before the children of Israel. How does Satan and the world seduce people into not serving God today?

 

The Lord spoke to Manasseh and his people, but they would not listen. What was their punishment for not listening to God?

 

In his affliction, what did Manasseh do?

 

 

4. Read Romans 15:23-33. Why was Paul going to Jerusalem?

 

What did Paul want the believers to pray about concerning him?

 

 

5. Read Romans 16:1-7. Who was Phoebe?

 

 

6. Read Proverbs 20:16-18. What is deceit?

 

How do you think God views deceit?

 

Gaining things by deceit may seem okay when you do them, however what will the end result be?

 

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August 1- Review and Reflections

August 1- Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

2 Chronicles 30:1-31:21

Romans 15:1-22

Proverbs 20:13-15

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read 2 Chronicles 30:1-31:1. Hezekiah sent runners throughout all Israel and Judah with letters saying…

* Children of Israel, ______________ to the Lord.
* Do not ___________________ against the Lord like your fathers and your brethren.

* Do not be stiff-necked, but _______________ yourselves to the Lord.

* Serve the Lord, that the fierceness of His _________________ may turn away from you.
* If you return to the Lord, your brethren and your children will be treated with ______________________ by those who lead them captive.

 

How are people stiff-necked concerning God today?

God is gracious and __________________, and will not turn His face from anyone who returns to Him.
How were the runners treated?

 

Many people gathered at Jerusalem to keep the Feast of ______________________  _______________.

Hezekiah prayed, saying, “May the good Lord provide atonement for everyone who prepares his heart to seek God, the Lord God of his fathers, though he is not cleansed according to the purification of the sanctuary.” What was God’s response to Hezekiah’s prayer?

 

 

2. Read 2 Chronicles 31:2-21. Hezekiah appointed the _______________ and ________________ for burnt offerings and peace offerings, to serve, to give thanks, and to praise in the gates of the camp of the Lord.

The children of Israel brought in abundantly the _______________ of everything.

What is a tithe?

 

Hezekiah did what was good, right and true before the Lord. Everything he did for the service of God, he did with all his heart. How do people do things half-heartily for God today?

 

 

3. Read Romans 15:1-13. Believers should…

* bear with a weaker persons _____________________.

* not seek to _______________ themselves.

* be like-minded toward one another – be like ______________.

* glorify _______________ in unity.

 

 

4. Read Romans 15:14-22. What does admonish mean?

 

What reasons did Paul give concerning why he went where he did to minister?

 

 

5. Read Proverbs 20:13-15.What does this passage say concerning people that choose to lay around and sleep a lot?

 

Why is knowledge described as a precious jewel?

 

 

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July 31- Review and Reflections

July 31- Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

2 Chronicles 29:1-36

Romans 14:1-23

Proverbs 20:12

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read 2 Chronicles 29:1-36. Hezekiah became king when he was twenty-five years old, and he did what was right in the sight of the Lord. In the first year of his reign, he…

* opened the doors of the house of the Lord and _________________ them.
* instructed the priests and the Levites to __________________ themselves and the house of the Lord.

* had the priests and the Levites carry out the _________________ from the holy place.

 

Hezekiah had it in his heart to make a covenant with the Lord. What is a covenant?

 

The priests and the Levites were to stand before the Lord, to serve Him, to ________________ to Him and to burn incense.

What does  sanctify mean?

 

Why did the Levites have to help the priests?

 

The Levites were more __________________ in sanctifying themselves than the priests.

 

 

2. Read Romans 14:1-23. None of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself. What does this mean?

 

Believers are not to put a stumbling block in our brother’s way. What is a stumbling block?

 

The kingdom of God is righteousness and peace and joy in the _____________   _______________.

Believers are to pursue ________________ and to edify one another.

 

 

3. Read Proverbs 20:12.“The ____________ ear and the ______________ eye, The Lord has made them both.”

 

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July 30- Review and Reflections

July 30- Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

2 Chronicles 26:1-28:27

Romans 13:1-14

Proverbs 20:11

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read 2 Chronicles 26:1-28. How old was Uzziah when he became king?

 

As long as Uzziah sought the Lord, God made him _____________.

When Uzziah became strong his ____________ was lifted up.

What is pride?

 

How did pride lead to Uzziah’s destruction?

 

Uzziah transgressed against the Lord by entering the _____________ to burn incense on the altar of incense.

How many priest went in after Uzziah to remove him from the temple?

 

Uzziah became furious and angry with the priests for correcting him. What happened to Uzziah?

 

Uzziah was a ________________ until the day of his death.

 

 

2. Read 2 Chronicles 27.:1-9. Jotham was ___________ years old when he became king.

Jotham did what was right in the sight of the Lord, but still the _________________ acted corruptly.

Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the Lord his God. What does this tell us concerning consulting God with our plans?

 

 

3. Read 2 Chronicles 28:1-7. Ahaz was _________  years old when he became king, and he did not do what was right in the sight of the Lord.

 

Ahaz…

*  made molded images for the _______________.
*  burned ________________ in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom.

* burned his ______________________  in the fire.

*  sacrificed and burned incense on the high places, on the hills, and under every _______________   ___________.

 

 

Why did the Lord deliver Ahaz into the hand of the king of Syria?

 

When we are unfaithful and disobedient to God we open up the door for the enemy to enter into our lives. Give examples of this.

 

 

4. Read Romans 13:1-7. What is authority?

 

List some examples of those in authority.

 

 

5. Read Romans 13:8-14. Love does no harm to a neighbor, therefore love is the ____________________ of the law.

 

 

Believers…

* should cast off the _____________ of darkness.

* should put on the _______________ of light.
* should ______________ properly – not in revelry, drunkenness, lewdness, lust, strife or envy.
* should make no provision for the ___________ , to fulfill its lusts.

 

 

6. Read Proverbs 20:11. What does this passage say concerning if children know right from wrong?

 

 

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July 29- Review and Reflections

July 29- Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

2 Chronicles 24:1-25:28

Romans 12:1-21

Proverbs 20:8-10

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read 2 Chronicles 24:1-16. Joash reigned _________ years in Jerusalem.

Joash did what was right in the sight of the Lord all the days of ____________________ the priest.

Joash set his heart on repairing the house of the Lord. How did they get the money to do it?

 

Jehoiada was ____________ years old when he died.

 

 

2. Read 2 Chronicles 24:17-27. The Spirit of God came upon _______________________.

The people were told, “Because you have forsaken the Lord, He also has forsaken you.” What does forsaken mean?

 

How do people forsake God today?

 

Why did Joash kill Jehoiada’s son?

 

As  Zechariah died, he said to Joash, “The Lord look on it, and _________________!”

Joash __________________ conspired against him because of the blood of the sons of Jehoiada the priest, and killed him on his bed.

 

 

3. Read 2 Chronicles 25:1-28. Amaziah was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned _________ years in Jerusalem.

Amaziah did what was right in the sight of the Lord, but not with a loyal heart. What does loyal mean?

 

How are people disloyal to God today?

 

Why was the anger of the Lord aroused against Amaziah?

 

 

 

4. Read Romans 12:1-21. We must present our bodies as a living sacrifice unto God. What does present mean?

 

What does holy mean?

 

What does acceptable to God mean?

 

If people really thought about if something was acceptable to God or not, how would it effect their actions?

 

What does “reasonable service” mean?

 

 

Believers…

* are not be _______________________ to this world.

* are to be transformed by the _____________________ of their mind.

* lives should reflect the good, acceptable and _______________  _____________ of God.
* are to love without ______________________.

* are to ______________ what is evil.

* are to cling to what is ________________.
* are to be kindly affectionate to one another with ___________________  _____________.

* are to give __________________ to one another.
* are to be diligent and __________________ in spirit in their serve to the Lord.
* are to rejoice in hope, patient in _______________________, and steadfast in prayer.

* are to care for the needs of the saints and  given to _____________________.
* are to bless those who _____________________ them.

* are to rejoice with those who _____________, and ____________ with those who weep.
* are not to _____________ evil for evil.
* are to live ____________________ with all men, as much as possible.

* are not ___________________ themselves.
* are not to be __________________ by evil, but overcome evil with good.

 

 

Everyone has been given a measure of faith. How can we increase our faith?

 

It is a believer’s responsibility to use the gift (s) that God has given them. Name some gifts that God has given to His children.

 

 

5. Read Proverbs 20:8-10. What is an abomination?

 

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July 28- Review and Reflections

July 28- Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

2 Chronicles 21:1-23:21

Romans 11:13-36

Proverbs 20:7

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read 2 Chronicles 21:1-3. Who reigned in Jehoshaphat’s place?

 

Jehoshaphat gave Jehoram the kingdom because he was the ______________________.

To his other son’s, Jehoshaphat gave great gifts of silver and gold and precious things, with fortified cities in ____________.

 

 

2. Read 2 Chronicles 21:4-20. What did Jehoram do to all his brothers?

 

Jehoram did evil in the sight of the Lord. Why did God not destroy him?

 

A letter came to him from Elijah the prophet to Jehoram. What did it say?

 

The Lord struck Jehoram with an incurable __________________.

How did Jehoram die?

 

Were the people sad when he died?

 

 

3. Read 2 Chronicles 22:1-9. Ahaziah was ___________________ years old when he became king, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem.

He walked in the ways of the house of Ahab, for his _________________ advised him to do wickedly.

Ahaziah followed the advice of his counselors. Did they give wise advice?

 

We must be careful of advice that we are given by man, because it could lead to our destruction. Who’s advice must we seek?

 

Who killed  Ahaziah? Why?

 

 

3. Read 2 Chronicles 22:10-12. How did Athaliah respond to her son’s death?

 

Jehoshabeath took Joash, the son of Ahaziah, and stole him away from among the king’s sons who were being murdered. What did she do with him?

 

How long was Joash hidden in the house of God?

 

 

4. Read 2 Chronicles 23:1-21. Jehoiada the priest gave to the captains of hundreds the spears and the large and small shields which had belonged to King David, that were in the temple of God. Why?

 

What did Jehoiada the priest order done to Athaliah?

 

 

5. Read Romans 11:13-24.What was the reason for provoking to jealousy?

 

 

6. Read Romans 11:25-32. Concerning Israel,

* all will be _____________.

* God has a _______________ with them.

* God will take away their _________.

 

 

Gentiles obtained mercy through Israel’s  ________________________.

What is mercy?

 

 

7. Read Romans 11:33-36. God’s ways are beyond anything we can ever really _________________________.

 

 

8. Read Proverbs 20:7.The righteous man walks in his __________________.

Name some people of integrity that you know.

 

 

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