Week 21; Questions for 2022 Bible Readings May 23-May 29
23; 2 Samuel 2:12-3:39 John 13:1-30 Psalm 119:1-16 Proverbs 15:29-30
2 Sam 2; Who was Abner the son of Ner?
John 13:18 “I am not speaking of all of you; I know whom I have chosen. But the Scripture will be fulfilled, ‘He who ate my bread has lifted his heel against me.’”
This verse was a prophecy about Judas in Ps.41. How did David see himself as a type of Christ in Ps.41?
Ps.119:11 “I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.”
How does the word of God keep us from sinning?
24; 2 Samuel 4:1-6:23 John 13:31-14:14 Psalm 119:17-32 Proverbs 15:31-32
2 Sam 4; Who was Jonathan’s son?
John 14:6 “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
In the gospel of Joh, Jesus used the phrase “I Am” several times. How many times? Can you find them in John? Also, please read Ex.3:14; how did Jesus claim that He is God by saying, “I AM?”
Ps.119:29-30; “Put false ways far from me and graciously teach me your law! 30 I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I set your rules before me.”
What are the relationship between false ways, the way of faithfulness, and the word of God? Do you faithfully read and keep God’s word?
25; 2 Samuel 7:1-8:18 John 14:15-31 Psalm 119:33-48 Proverbs 15:33
2 Sam7; Why did God prohibit David from building the temple?
2 Sam7:13-14; Where is Christ in this passage? Please refer to Heb.1:4-5
John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
What did Jesus mean by “Not as the world gives do I give to you?” Do you have this kind of peace?
26; 2 Samuel 9:1-11:27 John 15:1-27 Psalm 119:49-64 Proverbs 16:1-3
1. 2 Sam9; Who was Mephibosheth? Why did David care about him?
2. John 15:1; “I am the true vine.”
Please read Psalm 80:8 and Is. 5. Israel was called the vine in the Old Testament. Why did Jesus call Himself “the true vine?” Was Jesus the new Israel? What is our relationship with “the true vine?”
3. 2 Sam.11; the story of David and Bathsheba. Where in the Psalms do we read David’s confession and repentance regarding this story? What do we learn from this story? What do we learn from David’s prayer in the Psalm?
27; 2 Samuel 12:1-31 John 16:1-33 Psalm 119:65-80 Proverbs 16:4-5
1. 2 Sam 12; the story of King David and Nathan. Why did Nathan have authority over king David? What are the differences between the king and the prophet in the Old Testament?
2. 2 Sam. 12:24-25; “Then David comforted his wife, Bathsheba, and went in to her and lay with her, and she bore a son, and he called his name Solomon. And the Lord loved him 25 and sent a message by Nathan the prophet. So he called his name Jedidiah, because of the Lord.”
The name of Solomon is Jedidiah. What is the meaning of the name Jedidiah? How does this name point to Christ?
John 16:23-24; “In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. 24 Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.”
What did Jesus mean by “whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you?” What is it on your heart to ask God for? Do you have this faith?
28; 2 Samuel 13:1-39 John 17:1-26 Psalm 119:81-96 Proverbs 16:6-7
2 Sam.13; the story of Amnon, Tamar, Absalom, and the war in the house of David. What is the relationship between this story and the words of Nathan in 2 Sam. 12:10? “Now therefore the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised me and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife”
Prov.16:6 “By steadfast love [mercy] and faithfulness [justice] iniquity is atoned for.”
How do we find the fulfillment of this verse in Christ on the cross?
Ps. 119:96; “I have seen a limit to all perfection, but your commandment is exceedingly broad.”
Do you believe in this verse? How do you understand that the word of God is perfect with no limits?
29; 2 Samuel 14:1-15:22 John 18:1-24 Psalm 119:97-112 Proverbs 16:8-9
2 Sam 14-15; Who was Absalom? Why did he try to take the throne of David?
John 18:6; “When Jesus said to them, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground.”
Jesus did not say, “I am he.” The original meaning is “I AM,” there is no “he” in this verse. Why did the soldiers, officers, and the Pharisees fall to the ground when Jesus said, “I AM?” Please refer to Exodus 3:14. What did Jesus mean by saying, “I AM?”
Ps. 119:105; “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
How do you understand this famous verse? Do you apply this verse in your life?