What Can I Do With Ephraim and Judah
Questions for Study 4
Memory Verse: 6:6
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I. The Cause (6:4-7:16)
1. What does the Lord desire most of all? (4-6; Matt. 9:10-13) What covenant did Adam and Israel break? (7; Gen. 2:15-17; Exo. 19:3-8) How far had the people of Gilead gone away from mercy? (8-9 Where any of God's people exempt? (10-11)
2. How is Israel's history summed up in 7:1-2? Why would people delight in stories of sin? (3-4; 2 Tim. 4:3-4) What were their days like? (5-7)
3. What should have made them return to the Lord? (8-10) What did the Lord long to do? (11-13) What does the Lord repeat in verses 14-16 that shows the desire of his heart?
II. The Judgment (8:1-9:17)
4. Even though they cry out to the Lord why won't he answer them? (1-6) What did Jesus teach about people who only have lip service? (Matt. 7:21-23)
5. Even though Israel will be scatted among Assyria what did the Lord promise? (7-10) How did they practice religion that was unacceptable? (11-14) What did Jesus say about such religious practices? (Matt. 23:27-28)
6. What happens to people who practice religion without loving Jesus and obeying his commands? (9:1-9) What did Jesus say about such people? (Matt. 12:43-45)
7. How had Israel changed from when the Lord first found them? (10-14) What happened to their root? (15-17) What did Jesus teach about people who start out good but produce no fruit? (Mark 4:14-20)
III. The Appeal (10:1-15)
8. Instead of their prosperity bring them closer to the Lord, what did it do? (1-8)
9. What happened at Gibeah? (9-10; Judges 19-21) How were the people of God suppose to live? (11-12) Did they? (13-15) From this study what can be learned about living a life that pleases God?