Let’s try to read as much of the Bible we can together this year.
I know it is not always easy.
I want to help.
I am going to provide you with some questions most Mondays to Fridays that will help you get a little something out of what you are reading. Sometimes there will be more questions, sometimes less. So, get a notebook, a pen, your Bible, and if you would like some help, take some time to answer the questions, and you may be surprised by all God teaches you this year.
God is judging the world and saving Noah.
- God’s told Noah to make an ark. Why?
- In a sense, God has preached good news to Noah. There’s a problem, judgment is coming and God’s told Noah the means of escape. Obviously Noah believes because by Genesis 7:1, what does he have?
- Now, read Luke 17:26 and 27. Did the people of Noah’s day think that judgment was going to happen? What were they doing immediately before that judgment happened?
- Noah on the other hand believed God and obeyed. He gets in the ark. What happens to the waters while he is in the ark? (What does Moses keep repeating about the waters? What do you think he is trying to say by that?)
- What happens to everyone and everything besides Noah and his family and those that are in the ark? What did God say he was going to do in verse 4? Take careful note of the word used there. Now, what does Moses say God did in verse 23? What does that tell you about God and His promises of judgment?
- David is a very special person. He is the chosen king of Israel. Yet, what is happening to him in verses 1 and 2? What is he afraid of?
- Is he innocent or guilty according to verses 3 through 5?
- What does David want God to do?
- What does David say God does according to verse 8?
- How might David represent Jesus here?
- What does God feel every day?
- What will God do if man doesn’t repent?
- What does the wicked man do according to verses 14 through 16 and what will happen to him as a result? Whose fault will it be?
- David began this psalm crying out to God. How does he end it? What does he commit himself to? What can you learn from him about how to respond when you are being persecuted for righteousness sake?
- What does Jesus say we must not do in verse 1? Why does he say we should not do it?
- How does he explain what it means to do that in verse 3 and 4?
- Instead of judging others this way, what should we do according to verse 5 and why?
- What encouragement does Jesus give us to pray in this chapter?
- How should we treat others?
- What does Jesus say about the way that leads to life?
- What do we have to watch out for? How can we recognize them?
- Not everyone who says the right things about Jesus and does miracles will enter into the kingdom of heaven. What is their problem according to verse 23?
- What does Jesus want us to do with this words? What does he call us if we hear his words and do not obey them?
- How did the crowds respond to Jesus’ teaching, and what reason does Matthew give for their response? What does that tell you about Jesus?
Now to sum up.
- Do you believe what God says about judgment? What proof in your life is there that you do?
- In this world, the righteous will be mocked and they will be persecuted. But in the end, they will be vindicated. That was true for Noah, for David, for Jesus, and it will be true for you.
- There are religious people who are going to hell. What do these chapters teach you about how you can be sure you are not one of them?