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1 Year Reading Through the Bible Questions

1 Year Reading Through the Bible Questions

Bible Readings 2024, Week 21; May 20-26  

May 20; 2 Sa 24; 1 Chr. 21-22; Ps 30. (Bonus reading Ps. 141).

1.    2 Sam. 24:1;

"Again the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, "Go, number Israel and Judah."

What is wrong with David numbering Israel and Judah? 

2.    2 Sam. 24:16; "And when the angel stretched out his hand toward Jerusalem to destroy it, the Lord relented from the calamity and said to the angel who was working destruction among the people, "It is enough; now stay your hand." And the angel of the Lord was by the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.

What does it mean that God relented? Is God a man to be sorrowful and change His mind? 

3.    Ps. 30; 

What is the relationship between Ps. 30 and 1 Chr. 21-22?

 

May 21; Ps 108-110; 1 Chr. 23-24. (Bonus reading Ps. 142).

1.    1 Chr. 23:1; "When David was old and full of days, he made Solomon his son king over Israel."

Please read Ps. 108: Why did David praise God at the end of his life? What is the relationship between Ps. 108 and 1 Chr.23-24?

Ps. 110:1; "The Lord says to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand,

2.     until I make your enemies your footstool."

Who is "the Lord" and "my Lord" in this verse? 

3.    Ps. 110:4; "The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, "You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek." 

Who was Melchizedek? Please read Gen. 14.

How was Melchizedek a type of Christ? Please read Heb.7

 

May 22; 1 Chr. 25; Ps 131, 138-139, 143-145. (Bonus reading Ps. 143).

1.    Ps. 131; 

How does Ps. 131 summarize the life of David?

2.    Ps. 138:1; "I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise"

Who are the gods in this verse?

3.    Ps. 139; 

What is the background of this Psalm?

 

May 23; 1 Chr. 26-28. (Bonus reading Ps. 144).

1.    1 Chr. 26:1; "As for the divisions of the gatekeepers: of the Korahites, Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph."

What was the main job of the gatekeepers?

2.    1 Chr. 28:1-3; "David assembled at Jerusalem all the officials of Israel, the officials of the tribes, the officers of the divisions that served the king, the commanders of thousands, the commanders of hundreds, the stewards of all the property and livestock of the king and his sons, together with the palace officials, the mighty men and all the seasoned warriors. Then King David rose to his feet and said: "Hear me, my brothers and my people. I had it in my heart to build a house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the Lord and for the footstool of our God, and I made preparations for building. But God said to me, 'You may not build a house for my name, for you are a man of war and have shed blood."

Why did not God allow David to build the temple for Him?

3.    1 Chr. 28:4-10; 

"Yet the Lord God of Israel chose me from all my father's house to be king over Israel forever. For he chose Judah as leader, and in the house of Judah my father's house, and among my father's sons he took pleasure in me to make me king over all Israel. And of all my sons (for the Lord has given me many sons) he has chosen Solomon my son to sit on the throne of the kingdom of the Lord over Israel. He said to me, 'It is Solomon your son who shall build my house and my courts, for I have chosen him to be my son, and I will be his father. I will establish his kingdom forever if he continues strong in keeping my commandments and my rules, as he is today.' Now therefore in the sight of all Israel, the assembly of the Lord, and in the hearing of our God, observe and seek out all the commandments of the Lord your God, that you may possess this good land and leave it for an inheritance to your children after you forever. "And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father and serve him with a whole heart and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches all hearts and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will cast you off forever. 10 Be careful now, for the Lord has chosen you to build a house for the sanctuary; be strong and do it."

Who built the temple of the LORD? Why did God choose this man to build the temple of God?

May 24; 1 Chr. 29; Ps 127, 111-115. (Bonus reading Ps. 145).

1.    1 Chr. 29:1-9; 

"And David the king said to all the assembly, "Solomon my son, whom alone God has chosen, is young and inexperienced, and the work is great, for the palace will not be for man but for the Lord God. So I have provided for the house of my God, so far as I was able, the gold for the things of gold, the silver for the things of silver, and the bronze for the things of bronze, the iron for the things of iron, and wood for the things of wood, besides great quantities of onyx and stones for setting, antimony, colored stones, all sorts of precious stones and marble. Moreover, in addition to all that I have provided for the holy house, I have a treasure of my own of gold and silver, and because of my devotion to the house of my God I give it to the house of my God: 3,000 talents[a] of gold, of the gold of Ophir, and 7,000 talents of refined silver, for overlaying the walls of the house, and for all the work to be done by craftsmen, gold for the things of gold and silver for the things of silver. Who then will offer willingly, consecrating himself today to the Lord?" Then the leaders of fathers' houses made their freewill offerings, as did also the leaders of the tribes, the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, and the officers over the king's work. They gave for the service of the house of God 5,000 talents and 10,000 darics[d] of gold, 10,000 talents of silver, 18,000 talents of bronze and 100,000 talents of iron. And whoever had precious stones gave them to the treasury of the house of the Lord, in the care of Jehiel the Gershonite. Then the people rejoiced because they had given willingly, for with a whole heart they had offered freely to the Lord. David the king also rejoiced greatly."

Why did David call the assembly? What did David say to the assembly?

2.    Ps. 127:1-5; 

"Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.

 Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep. Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the childrenof one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!"

 He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate."

What is Ps. 127 about? What is the relationship between Ps. 127 and 1 Chr. 28?

3.    Ps. 112:1-4; 

"Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commandments! His offspring will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever. Light dawns in the darkness for the upright; he is gracious, merciful, and righteous."

Who is the man is mentioned in this Psalm? Who is his offspring? Please refer to 1 Chr. 28-29.

 

May 25; Ps 116-118; 1 Kgs 1. (Bonus reading Ps. 146).

1.    Ps. 116:13; 

"I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord."

How is this verse summarize the spiritual journey of David?

2.    Ps. 117; 

Psalm 117 is the shortest chapter in the Bible. What is this Psalm (Ps. 117) about?

3.    Ps. 118:24-29; "This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Save us, we pray, O Lord! O Lord, we pray, give us success! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! We bless you from the house of the Lord. The Lord is God, and he has made his light to shine upon us. Bind the festal sacrifice with cords, up to the horns of the altar!

28 You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; you are my God; I will extol you. Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!"

How does this passage point to Christ?

May 26; 1 Kgs 2; Ps 37. (Bonus reading Ps. 147).

1.    1 Kgs 2:1-2; 

"When David's time to die drew near, he commanded Solomon his son, saying, "I am about to go the way of all the earth. Be strong, and show yourself a man."

What did David mean by "the way of the earth?"

2.    1 Kgs 2; 

What was David's last well to Solomon?

3.    Ps. 37:23-26; 

"The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand. I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread. He is ever lending generously, and his children become a blessing."

How does this passage speak of David's life?