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1 Year Reading Through Bible Questions

1 Year Reading Through Bible Questions

Questions for 2022 Bible Readings; Jan.10-16

 

 

Jan.10. Genesis 23:1-24:51 Matthew 8:1-17 Psalm 9:13-20 Proverbs 3:1-6

1.    What do we learn from the marriage story between Isaac and Rebekah? Was it by chance or by the sovereignty of God? What do we learn from this story?

2.    Please compare the story of Isaac and Rebekah with the story of Christ and the church. “Now the young woman was very beautiful to behold, a virgin; no man had known her” (Gen.24:16). “Our sister, may you become The mother of thousands of ten thousands; And may your descendants possess The gates of those who hate them” (Gen.24:60).  “He [Isaac] took Rebekah and she became his wife, and he loved her” (Gen.24:67). 

“That He [Christ] might sanctify and cleanse her [the church] with the washing of water by the word, 27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish” (Eph.5:26-27). If Isaac and Rebekah were a type of Christ and the church, how can we be the glorious and spotless bride of Christ?  

3.    “But the centurion replied, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed” (Matt.8:8). Jesus praised the centurion for his great faith. How great is your faith? Please take a minute asking God to help you in your faith journey. 

 

Jan.11. Genesis 24:52-26:16 Matthew 8:18-34 Psalm 10:1-15 Proverbs 3:7-8 

1.    What was the story of the birth of Esau and Jacob? What do you learn from God’s words to Rebekah, “And the Lord said to her, ‘Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you shall be divided; the one shall be stronger than the other, the older shall serve the younger’” (Gen.25:23).

2.    God promised Isaac saying, “I will be with you and will bless you, for to you and to your offspring I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath that I swore to Abraham your father. I will multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and will give to your offspring all these lands. And in your offspring all the nations of the earth shall be blessed,” (Gen.26:3-4). 

When in history did God’s promise to Abraham and Isaac, that their seed would be multiplied as the stars of heaven and all the nations of the earth blessed, come to fruition? Please refer to Matt.28:19 and Gal.3:16.

3.    In Matthew 8, we read, “And Jesus said to him, ‘Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead’” (Matt.8:22). What does the, “the dead to bury their own dead,” mean? How do you follow Jesus daily at the same time you obey His command in this verse? 

 

Jan.12. Genesis 26:17-27:46 Matthew 9:1-17 Psalm 10:16-18 Proverbs 3:9-10 

1.    How did Jesus introduce Himself in Matt.9:1-8? What does it mean that Jesus forgave sins?

2.    “Let peoples serve you, and nations bow down to you. Be lord over your brothers, and may your mother's sons bow down to you. Cursed be everyone who curses you, and blessed be everyone who blesses you!” (Gen.27:29). 

Compare Isaac’s blessing to Jacob with God’s blessing to Abraham, Gen.12:3. Was this blessing fulfilled in Jacob or in Christ? How was this blessing fulfilled in Christ?

3.    From Matt 9:9-13, we read about Jesus calling Matthew, a tax collector, and later He sat with tax collectors and sinners. Jesus welcomes all, He said: “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick” (Matt.9:12). Are you spiritually weak and/or sick? Jesus is calling you. 

 

Jan.13. Genesis 28:1-29:35 Matthew 9:18-38 Psalm 11:1-7 Proverbs 3:11-12 

1.   From Gen.28, why did God appear to Jacob in a dream?

2.   From Jacob’s dream we read, “and he dreamed, and behold, there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. And behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it! 13 And behold, the Lord stood above it and said, “I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac. The land on which you lie I will give to you and to your offspring” (Gen.28:12-13). Please compare Jacob’s dream with the story of Jesus when He talked to Nathanael, “and he said to him, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man’” (John 1:51).

Where is Christ in Jacob’s dream? 

3.   “When he entered the house, the blind men came to him, and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to him, “Yes, Lord.” 29 Then he touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith be it done to you” (Matt.9:28-29).

What do we learn from the story of the two blind men? Are you facing challenges in your life? Bring it to Jesus, He says, “according to your faith be it done to you.”

 

Jan.14. Genesis 30:1-31:16 Matthew 10:1-23 Psalm 12:1-8 Proverbs 3:13-15 

1.    What is the story of Matt.10:1-23? What did Jesus mean by, “And proclaim as you go, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’” (Matt.10:7). What is the kingdom of God? What did Jesus mean by “at hand?”

 

2.    In one of today’s readings, we read, “Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, 14 for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold. 15 She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her” (Prov.3:13-15). 

Who is the Wisdom referring to? Please read Prov.8 and then, compare both passages (Prov.3:13-15 & 8) with John 1:1-5,10. Now who is the Wisdom? 

3.    Do you need wisdom in your life? Now you know who do you need and who do you ask, please refer to James 1:5.

 

Jan.15. Genesis 31:17-32:12 Matthew 10:24-11:6 Psalm 13:1-6 Proverbs 3:16-18 

1.    Gen. 32:9-12 describes the returning point in the life of Jacob. How sincere and genuine was Jacob in his repentance (Gen.32:1-9)?

2.    In Matt. 11, John the Baptist sent two of his disciples asking Jesus, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” (Matt.11:3). Jesus answered, “And Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them. And blessed is the one who is not offended by me” (Matt.11:4-6). Please read Isaiah 35:5-6 then answer the question:

 Why did Jesus quote Is.35:5-6 to send an answer to John the Baptist? What was Jesus trying to say about Himself and who He was? 

3.    Jesus said, “But even the hairs of your head are all numbered” (Matt.10:30). What do you learn from this verse? Please take a minute in prayer to thank God for His protection to you.  

 

Jan.16. Genesis 32:13-34:31 Matthew 11:7-30 Psalm 14:1-7 Proverbs 3:19-20 

1.     “Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has arisen no one greater than John the Baptist. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he” (Matt.11:11).  

What did Jesus mean by, “the least in the kingdom of heaven?”

2.    Where is Christ in Gen.32:22-30? 

Here are some clues: “man” wrestled with Jacob all night (Gen.32:22-30). Jacob asked the man for a blessing (v.26). The “man” described Jacob’s wrestle with Him, it was with God (v.28). Jacob called the place, “face of God.” So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel, saying, “For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life has been delivered” (Gen.32:30). So, where is Christ in the story?

3.    How did Jacob wrestle with God? 

Prophet Hosea explained it to us, “He [Jacob] strove with the angel and prevailed; he [Jacob]wept and sought his favor” (Hos.12:4). Jacob wrestled through weeping, praying and asking God for favor. Do you wrestle with God in prayer? God’s loving heart listens to our cry. Please take a minute in prayer. Wrestle with God and ask Him for your needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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