Reading

Day 1: Isaiah 12:1-6, Isaiah 17:1-14, 2 Chronicles 28:16-21, 2 Kings 16:10-18, 2 Chronicles 28:22-25, 2 Kings 18:1-8, 2 Chronicles 29:1-2, 2 Kings 15:30-31, 2 Kings 17:1-4, Hosea 1:1-2:13

Day 2: Hosea 2:14-8:14

Day 3: Hosea 9:1-14:9

Day 4: Isaiah 28:1-29, 2 Kings 17:5, 2 Kings 18:9-12, 2 Kings 17:6-41, Isaiah 1:1-20

Day 5: Isaiah 1:21-5:30

Day 6: 2 Kings 16:19-20, 2 Chronicles 28:26-27, Isaiah 13:1-16:14

Day 7: 2 Chronicles 29:3-31:2


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Hard Questions

  1. (2 Kings 16:10-18) Observations on Ahaz, Urijah the priest, and the altar copied from Damascus.
  2. (Hosea) Pay attention to the many ways God refers to Israel. Jeroboam was an Ephraimite, and it was through Ephraim that idolatry became the state religion of the north. Samaria was the capital built by Omri, where Ahab established Baal-worship in the land. What other names does God use for Israel, and what are they reflecting? How does God treat this land whose names so frequently reflect idolatry, and what does that teach us about Him? Does He ever shy away from the truth about His people? Also, in the book of Hosea, how many references do we recognize from the New Testament? How important is this book in understanding salvation?
  3. 2 Kings 17:6-23 offers a concise summary of everything Israel and Judah had done to earn God’s wrath. How many separate acts of rebellion did they commit?
  4. (2 Kings 17:25-26) Judgment by lions again. Also, the entrance of the Samaritans in the story. How many different gods are mentioned in 17:29-34?
  5. (17:35-41) Syncretism
  6. (Isaiah 14) Who is this talking about? (2 Chron. 30) The spiritual state of the people, especially in the north, even after they had been overrun by Assyria. The response to the Passover, and the rebuke to the Levites who hadn’t taken it seriously.

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