Questions for November 16 Bible Study: 2 Kings 21-23
Bible Study, November 16, 2017
2 Kings 21-23
- Chapter 21 outlines a return of the idolatry of Judah. How do you feel when it seems like things are getting worse in your community? In the world?
- It is clear in this chapter that God is displeased with what’s happening in Judah, especially Jerusalem. How do you know when you are in the wrong in an argument or in your actions?
- Like most of Samuel and Kings, we find evil king after evil king. What makes a bad leader in your mind?
- Amon’s own servants revolted against him. Have you ever been a leader and realized that you were leading your group in the wrong direction? What did you do?
- In chapter 22, when King Josiah hears the Book of the Law, he is surprised to learn of the wrongdoings of his fathers. Have you ever been surprised to find out that you have been doing something wrong?
- At this point in the story, what do you think is Judah and Israel’s hope?
- Later in the chapter, we meet a prophetess, named Huldah, who tells Josiah that he will die in peace, though Judah will not remain peaceful after. Who are some of the women in your life who have spoken important truths to you?
- Chapter 23 begins with King Josiah commanding that everyone follow the Law of God, even knowing that it would not keep Judah from harm. If you knew that being Christian would not make life easier, would you still do it?
- As soon as Josiah was dead, the Pharaoh took control of the region and stole their gold. Who are some of the saints in our church whose presence is sorely missed?
- Having reflected on a lot of negative Judah and Israel history, where do we see God’s glory in Samuel and Kings? Is it easier to see God’s goodness in the face of evil or when good things happen? Where do you look when things are hard?