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July 4

Isaiah 13:1 – 16:14

  • Describe Isaiah’s vision of the Day of the Lord. What analogies does he use to describe Babylon as a nation?
  • What is the instrument of God’s judgment against Babylon?
  • What hope does God promise to His people in the midst of this judgment?
  • How does God demonstrate the surety of His promises and His purposes?
  • What punishments does God send on Moab?
  • What becomes of those who oppress Israel? What does this tell us about God?

PRAYER

Pray for our nation, that God will grant us hearts of repentance. Though “the whole world is under the sway of the Wicked One,” pray that believers would walk in the glorious liberty of the sons of God.

Questions are excerpted from Chronological Bible Discipleship – the CBD Personal Devotional Study by Iva May, Copyright 2010. Devotional may be found at Chronological Bible Teaching.

July 3

2 Kings 17:3-41; 18:9-12

  • What reason is given for the capture of Samaria and the deportation of Israel?
  • Read John 4:1-26. Who is the woman at the well? How does she describe the religion of the Samaritans?
  • According to 2 Kings 17:24-41 what is the origin of the Samaritan people?
  • Why is right worship not enough?

Isaiah 5:1-30

  • What analogy does Isaiah use to describe God’s relationship with Israel?
  • How does prosperity and affluence affect Israel?
  • List the five “woes” recorded in this song.
  • What is the primary reason for God’s anger against Israel?

2 Kings 16:19-20; 2 Chronicles 28:26-27; 2 Kings 18:1-2; 2 Chronicles 29:1; 1 Chronicles 4:34-43

  • How are Simeon’s descendants described?
  • Who is Hezekiah and how long does he reign in Judah?
  • Look at the timeline in the front of your Bible to see what takes place during the time Hezekiah begins his reign.

PRAYER

Ask the Lord to help you guard your heart during the summer time so that you don’t spiritually drift during vacation season.

Questions are excerpted from Chronological Bible Discipleship – the CBD Personal Devotional Study by Iva May, Copyright 2010. Devotional may be found at Chronological Bible Teaching.

July 2

Hosea 10:1 – 14:9

  • What reasons does Hosea give for Israel’s coming captivity?
  • How does Hosea describe the Lord’s relationship with and care of Israel?
  • What will returning to the Lord require of Israel?
  • What does Hosea promise Israel that captivity will do for them?
  • What will captivity finally cure Israel of?

Micah 1:1-7

  • Review Deuteronomy 28. Verses 1-14 contain the blessings which accompany obedience while verses 15-68 address the cursing that accompany disobedience. What are the details of God’s lawsuit against Israel? What have they done that has caused their cursing?
  • What does the imagery of the Lord treading the high places tell you about God?
  • How does creation respond to the manifest presence of God?
  • What will happen to Samaria, the capital area of Israel?

PRAYER

Ask the Lord to enable you to develop deep relational roots with Him.

Questions are excerpted from Chronological Bible Discipleship – the CBD Personal Devotional Study by Iva May, Copyright 2010. Devotional may be found at Chronological Bible Teaching.

July 1

Hosea 5:8 – 7:16

  • Identify the word images in this passage. Can you find 15?

2 Kings 16:10-18; 2 Chronicles 28:22-25

  • Describe Ahaz’s desecration of the altar/temple. What do his actions tell you about King Ahaz?

2 Kings 15:30-31; 2 Kings 17:1-2

  • Describe Hoshea’s reign.

Hosea 8:1 – 9:17

  • For what crimes does the Lord indict Israel?
  • How does Israel treat God’s spokesmen?

PRAYER

Ask the Lord to help you to apply the truths of the word pictures in today’s reading to your heart.

Questions are excerpted from Chronological Bible Discipleship – the CBD Personal Devotional Study by Iva May, Copyright 2010. Devotional may be found at Chronological Bible Teaching.

June 30

Isaiah 7:1 – 10:4

  • What situation was occurring that caused King Ahaz to panic?
  • What promise does the LORD give to King Ahaz to calm his heart?
  • What is the significance of the names given to Isaiah’s sons?
  • What Messianic promises are given in today’s reading?
  • List the reasons for the Lord’s anger toward Israel.
  • What does God promise that He will do to those who willingly harm Israel?
  • Even in the midst of judgment what does God promise He will do that reveals His mercy?

PRAYER

Ask the Lord to speak to you from His word and give you promises regarding the situations of your life that you worry about. Ask Him to help you discover, believe, and appropriate the promises of God.

Questions are excerpted from Chronological Bible Discipleship – the CBD Personal Devotional Study by Iva May, Copyright 2010. Devotional may be found at Chronological Bible Teaching.

June 29

2 Kings 15:17-20; 2 Kings 15:6-7; 2 Kings 15:21-29

  • What characterizes Menahem’s reign.
  • Look at the timeline at the beginning of your bible. How many years does Israel have remaining as a nation after Ussiah’s (Azariah) death?
  • What is the standard of measurement used to describe each king’s reign in Israel? In Judah?

Isaiah 6:1-13

  • How does Isaiah’s vision affect his view of himself?

2 Kings 15:32-38; 2 Chronicles 29:1-9; 1 Chronicles 5:11-17; 2 Kings 16:1-9; 2 Chronicles 28:1-21

  • What was the secret of Jotham’s power?
  • What specifically provoked the Lord’s anger about Pekah’s treatment of Judah?

PRAYER

Ask the Lord to let you get His perspective on your problems.

Questions are excerpted from Chronological Bible Discipleship – the CBD Personal Devotional Study by Iva May, Copyright 2010. Devotional may be found at Chronological Bible Teaching.

June 28

Hosea 4:1 – 5:7

  • How many of the Ten Commandments does Israel break?
  • How are the priests of Israel described?
  • Nine times in Hosea Israel’s condition is described as that of prostitution. How does prostitution differ from adultery?
  • Why is unfaithfulness to God such a serious condition?

2 Kings 14:24-28

  • What provokes the LORD to respond to Israel at this time?

Jonah 1:1 – 4:11

  • In what ways does Jonah’s view of God change from the beginning of this story to the end?
  • What does Jonah learn about God’s care for the nations?
  • What do the sailors and the Ninevites learn about God through Jonah’s actions?
  • What was God’s purpose in showing mercy to Ninevah?

PRAYER

Ask the LORD to raise up laborers for the harvest fields of the world and volunteer to go yourself.

Questions are excerpted from Chronological Bible Discipleship – the CBD Personal Devotional Study by Iva May, Copyright 2010. Devotional may be found at Chronological Bible Teaching.