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.
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.
- What happened back in Exodus 24:3?
- What do the people do in verse 1 of this chapter? What reason would the people have given for what they say here?
- How should Aaron have responded? What does this tell you about Aaron as a leader?
- What does he do and what do the people say once he has finished?
- What proclamation does Aaron make? What is the difference between what Aaron is saying and what the people are saying? How do you think Aaron might have excused his behavior to himself?
- What does God say the people have done to themselves? What does he say their actions reveal about them? What does he tell Moses to do and why?
- How does Moses respond? What motivation does Moses give God not to destroy his people?
- How does God respond to Moses’ plea?
- Now we know that God doesn’t just have a bad temper. So, what is He trying to teach us about Himself through the way this is written?
- As Moses goes down, what is he carrying with him?
- What does Joshua think he hears, but what does Moses say it really is?
- How does Moses respond when he draws near the camp? Do you think he was right or wrong? What does this tell you about a man who is passionate about God?
- How does Aaron try to excuse himself to Moses? What does his response reveal about people? What do you learn from him about how not to confess sin?
- How does the text describe what the people had done? What do you think that phrase means?
- What does Moses ask at the gate of the camp? What were they supposed to do? What does this tell you about the danger of idolatry?
- In verse 30, what does Moses say he needs to do the next day? What does he ask in verse 32 and what does that tell you about Moses and also about his anger toward the people in the previous verses?
- What is the talk about a book here? What does that mean?
- How does God respond to Moses’ request? What do you think He is saying and what do you think He is not saying?
- What do you learn about people from this chapter? What do you learn about sin? What do you learn about God? What do you learn about forgiveness? What do you learn about spiritual leadership?