Enjoy the Lord’s Creative beauty! He didn’t have to make it work like this!!
What would you wear
If you had no hair
And for your cure
Wore only fur?
A cat’s pajamas.
The Bible in 52 – Week 11
The New Faith – New Beginnings
Deuteronomy 25 – Joshua 12
76. The first produce from the new land for the Hebrews was to be dedicated to God. Where else have we already seen this principle that “the first is the Lord’s”? See it again in passages to come, such as in Joshua 6:18-20. Do you think it is a universal principle found through the entire Bible? See 1Corinthians 16.
77. Curses and blessings oscillate back and forth through Deut 27 and 28 just as the turning from and turning toward God do in 29 and 30. Which is emphasized? Which one does it end on, the curses or blessings? Which do you think is God’s preference?
78. Who buried Moses?
79. Read Deuteronomy 34 and Joshua 1 together. The first word of Joshua 1 could be translated “and,” signifying a continuation. If Moses is gone, what is it a continuation of?
80. List three things a new leader needs (from Joshua 1).
81. There were two reactions in Jericho to the news of the arrival of the Hebrew’s? One of the city at large, and the other of Rahab. Would you fight well if you were already defeated mentally? See also Joshua 5:1. How did Rahab react? Isn’t her story fascinating! Who’s great grandmother is she?
82. Once they crossed the river everything changed. In what ways did God prepare His people for battle? Do you see Him preparing you for your challenges?
83. Notice how the Lord stands behind things dedicated to Him in Chapter 7. How does this affect your work? Your service to the Lord? Take a moment and dedicate this new day to Him.
Previous Bible in a Year Questions
The Bible in 52 – Week 10
The Law: The Basis of
Deuteronomy 3 – 25
69. What does “live” mean when used in the context of following the law of God (as in Deut 4)? Does it mean physical life? Long life? Life in the promised land? Quality of life? All of the above? Is it only an Old Testament concept or is it the same concept repeated in John 20:30-31?
70. Following the law of the Lord is a show of “wisdom” to outsiders (Deut 4:5-8). The opposite is also true, (Deut 32:28-29). How do we demonstrate wisdom? See Ephesians 5:15–6:9. Again, is it the same concept? Were the believers of the Old Testament all that different from us?
71. Why are the Ten Commandments repeated in Deut 5? Who first heard it in Exodus 20? Who is hearing it now? Did it have to be repeated? Should we read them to the new generation in our schools?
72. According to Deut 6, when is the proper time to teach your children about the law and love of God?
73. Why did the Lord choose to bless Israel in the first place? Why not some other nation? See Deut 7. To make it personal, why does God bless you and not some others?
74. As you read through these chapters (Deut 6–25) note the amount of material directed to the priesthood (trick question… almost none!). Who is most of the instruction directed toward? How does this differ from Leviticus? Who then was this book of the law written to?
75. Describe the effect on a community that passages like Deut 22:1-4 will have. Where do we have this in the world today?
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The Bible in 52 – Week 9
Putting Faith in a Snake?
Numbers 18 – Deuteronomy 3
62. Numbers 18:24 states that that priests would have no inheritance (i.e., no land for the tribe of Levi). What does God provided for them instead? What does this Chapter list? Has God promised a land inheritance for you? List how the Lord has provided instead.
63. Numbers 20 begins with the new generation—it is now 40 years after the rebellion in chapter 14. How are the children like their parents? How are they different? How about your children? Or you compared to your parents. Wow!
64. What did Moses do that the Lord declared, “You will not bring the people into the land”? Does it seem fair? What does this say about the role of leadership?
65. How ridiculous is it to look at a snake statue and be cured of a poisonous bite? Did this really happen? What does Jesus say about this in John 3:14-15? Did Jesus think it happened? Are the stories in the Bible true or not?
66. Balak tried to buy blessing through the prophet Balaam. Was Balaam willing? See Rev 2:14. Was God? How does this lesson influence your own service or calling to the Lord?
DEUTERONOMY – HERE WE GO!
67. These “words of Moses” (1:1) were written during the forty years in the wilderness (2:1-7). When was this read and presented to the people? Why then?
68. Note the event which begins the historical summary in Chapter 1. Why do you think this is so important?
Past Week’s Questions, and something about Jesus:
The Bible in 52 – Week 8
Leviticus 20 – Numbers 17
55. The word “holy” (Lev 19:1) includes the concept of “being separate.” Notice how many times “holy” is used in this section (Lev 17 – 23). Read it using “separate” for “holy”. How does this help your understanding of these rules?
56. What is the penalty for adultery? For beastiality? Homosexuality? Should we consider this as states approve homosexual marriages?
57. We measure time in multiples of ten (decades, centuries, millennia). How did God instruct Israel to measure time (Lev 25)? How might this effect your opinion of the belief that the prophetic end of the world will happen in 2012?