This is it! Our final week in the book of 2 Kings!
Are you wondering what’s next?
On April 6th, we will begin our Spring Bible Study…But I’m not ready to announce the next study yet (so sorry!). I am still working on it. So please check back at the beginning of March for that announcement. If you are looking for a Bible Study to do during our break, you can find our past studies listed —> here.
Now let’s get back to this week’s study and finish strong!!!
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Here’s what this past week’s looked like:
This Week’s Bible Reading Plan:
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This week’s Reflection & Discussion Questions
(Leaders: Copy and paste these into your groups. If you do not have a group, use these for a personal time of reflection.)
When God said that King Manassah had done more evil than the Amorites, this was saying a lot! The Amorites were violent, immoral, godless people. And so severe judgement was pronounced by the prophets. He said the judgement would be so severe that the ears of everyone who heard about it, would tingle.
The nation of Israel continually fell into sin as they followed one bad king after another. While I love focusing on the love, grace and mercy of our Heavenly Father, we must not forget that God hates and disciplines evil. What evil have you seen in your own nation? Let’s pray for our nation and our nation’s leaders today. Write your prayer below.
When the Book of the Law was found in the house of the Lord, Josiah was brokenhearted that the law was not being kept. He wanted to please God and God saw his heart and humility and heard his cries.
Man looks at the outer appearance, but God looks at the heart. (1 Samuel 16:7) Josiah’s heart was soft towards God’s word and will. God saw this and blessed him. How is your heart today? Are there any areas where it has grown cold, hard, numb or calloused? Identify those areas and ask the Lord to break your heart with the things that break his heart.
David, Solomon and Hezekiah were great kings, but Josiah was remarkable because of his godliness in the midst of a dark time. He stood out as a godly leader, who obeyed the Lord, during a time when evil was abounding everywhere in Israel.
Josiah followed the Lord with all of his heart, all of his soul and all of his might! Reflect on your own life. Are you following the Lord with ALL of your heart, ALL of your soul and ALL of your might? Sometimes we can get out of balance. What is one area where you need to grow?
God’s prophetic word was fulfilled when Judah went into exile. God allowed King Nebuchadnezzar to steal the treasures of the house of the Lord and capture all the people of Jerusalem including the warriors, craftsmen, smiths, the king and his royal family.
God warned the kings of Israel over and over to turn from their wicked ways, but they refused to listen to the prophets of their day. As a result, they faced severe consequences for their waywardness. Because of Jesus’ death on the cross covering our sins, we do not have to live in fear of God’s judgement. But we still sin and because we sin, we face sorrow, broken relationships and other kinds of pain in our lives. Can you think of a time, when you were disciplined for something sinful in your life? What consequences did you face? Is there anything in your life that you need to repent of today? Confess it now and commit to changing your ways.
As we come to the end of 2 Kings, the story does not end here for Israel. The only surviving king of Israel, Jehoiachin, takes off his prison garments and dines at the kings table! He is restored and his needs are met the rest of his days. God’s promises to David and his family line still stand, as we see a glimmer of hope in this final chapter of 2 Kings.
Our God is a God of restoration. There is always hope with Jesus! Who do you know that has fallen away from the Lord? Write a prayer below for their restoration. Keep believing and keep walking with the King.
To print the 25 Discussion Questions for 2 Kings – Click Here.
This Week’s Verses of the Day:
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Click HERE to print the Verses of the Day for 2 Kings 21-25.
Here’s another explanation of the SOAK Bible Study Method and Bible Coloring Chart if you need more guidance:
And the Bible Coloring Bookmark:Click HERE to Print the full page Coloring Chart
or here for the Bookmark Coloring Chart
Here are the highlighters, pens and pencils I refer to in the video:
Highlighters – Bible Hi-Gliders
Fine Line Non-bleeding Pens – Multi-Colored Gel Pens
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Have a wonderful week in God’s Word – I’ll see you back here on the blog this Friday as we go deeper into God’s Word together! Remember, some of the chapters are quite long, so be sure to leave at least 20 minutes for your reading each day. I am in prayer for you all! (Don’t forget to visit me Monday through Friday over on Facebook and Instagram. )
Keep walking with the King,
On February 14th – the Good Morning Girls will go on break! On April 6th, we’ll be back for our Spring Study. Watch for more details about the Spring Study coming early in March. If you are looking for a Bible Study to do during our break, you can find our past studies listed —> here.
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