Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Study answers


1. What did the prophet reveal to King Rehoboam and how did the people respond? He revealed that the people had not been faithful to God’s word, so now he was going to abandon them to Shishak.
2. What did the LORD’s discipline consist of? He did not destroy them because they were repentant; he did make them Shishak’s subjects.
3. What was the extremely important Kingdom lesson that ADONAI wanted to impart to the people of Israel (vs. 8)? He wanted them to learn the difference between serving Him and serving human kings.
4. Take note that bondage is not total destruction; rather, it is the rod that God uses to help us identify that we are on the wrong path!
5. What Scriptures relating to being humble and obedient come to your mind? Hmmmm, none right away!


1. Do you feel inwardly that you suffer from a restless and wandering spirit? At times. Right now, no, but I have felt that way in times past.
2. Do you find yourself mostly living in a state of discontentment often looking for the ‘next thing’ to bring you joy and fulfillment? Identify these things by journaling them. I do look forward to things, but I think that I do live in the present pretty well, too!
3. Does joy and fulfillment presently pervade your spirit? Yes, other than with this stinkin’ rash!
4. Are many of your relationships troubled? No, I do not have very many troubled relationships.
5. Does jealousy over another's accomplishments or possessions rule your spirit? There are moments, but not regularly!
6. Are you frequently late and unprepared for each day? Umm, sometimes late, but usually pretty well prepared!
7. Is your home out of order? Unfortunately, yes!
8. Ask our Heavenly Father to help you identify what is acceptable and what is not in your life. He will not only help you identify these areas, but He will give you a conquering faith (1 John 5:3-5) that you may HOLD YOUR HEAD HIGH!

1 John 5:3-5
“The proof that we love God comes when we keep his commandments and they are not at all troublesome. Every God-begotten person conquers the world’s ways. The conquering power that brings the world to its knees is our faith. The person who wins out over the world’s ways is simply the one who believes Jesus is the Son of God.”

9. What are some ways the LORD might be calling you to actively sow good seed for a future and bountiful harvest (2 Corinthians 9:10)? “This most generous God who gives seed to the farmer that becomes bread for your meals is more than extravagant with you. “
I think God is calling Chris and me to continue to work with the children's programming in the church.