It is vital that we spend time in God’s Word.
But it’s not always easy.
We read a chapter and we don’t know what to get out of it or even how to start to understand it.
I thought I could try to help you get a little something out of what you are reading by providing you with some questions to ask as you look at the text. Good questions are a good start to understanding. Sometimes there will be more questions, sometimes less. I was giving you questions for three different books of the Bible, but I’ve realized it’s probably not realistic for you to get to all of those everyday. So, I am going to go a little more slowly now and give you questions for just one chapter.
You can do this!
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.
- In the previous chapters, Abraham prayed for Lot to escape from God’s judgment and what happened?
- In this chapter Abraham is on the move. He comes to a new region and who is king there?
- What does Abraham say of Sarah his wife?
- Is this the first time he has done this?
- Is this right or wrong for Abraham to do?
- But what happens in verse 3?
- How does Abimelech respond? What does that say about him? Is he telling the truth? How do you know?
- What has God stopped Abimelech from doing? What does that tell you about God?
- How does God say that Abimelech will be able to live in verse 7?
- How does Abimelech respond to God’s warning?
- What question does he ask Abraham? What is Abraham’s answer in verse 11? How is that answer ironic? He says there is no what in that place and yet who is acting honorably here?
- What happens in verse 14-16?
- And what does Abraham do in verse 17?
- What has God done in verse 18 and why?
- What do you think the events of this chapter are trying to tell us about Abraham, about how God saves, and about how non-Gentiles can be saved?