2 Chronicles 32:1-33 Questions by Stephen Ricker
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King Hezekiah's Faith Challenged
Questions for Study 14

2 Chronicles 32:1-33
Memory Verse: 22

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I. Sennacherib, King of Assyria Threatens Jerusalem (32:1-8)

1. What major event took place in Judah during King Hezekiah's reign? (1) What was the first thing King Hezekiah did? (2-5)

2. How did Assyria's threat affected King Hezekiah and the rest of Judah? (6-8) How important is the proper words spoken to someone who is afraid and/or worried?

II. King Hezekiah and Isaiah Cried Out to the Lord (32:9-23)

3. Where was Lachish? (9) What can we learn about human nature from the Assyrians and the Judeans?

4. How did the Assyrian field commander challenge Hezekiah's faith in the Lord? How does the beginning of the commander's speach sound like what we think when all looks doom and gloom? (10-11) How did the commander back up his claims? (12-15) By speaking to the Judean's who was he really insulting? (16-17) How did the commander try to discourage everyone's faith in the Lord? (18)

5. How were the Assyrians wrong about the God of Israel? (19) What did Hezekiah do when he heard the Assyrian's commander's words? (20-21) How was Hezekiah's faith being tested? What happened the the boastful proud king of Assyria?

III. Hezekiah's Pride, Success, and Death (32:24-33)

6. What did the Lord tell Hezekiah about an illness he had? (24) How did this take faith? After being healed what happened? (25-26)

7. Who gave great riches to king Hezekiah? (27-29)

8. What did Hezekiah do and when did he do it? (30)

9. What did Hezekiah do when envoys from Babylon showed up? (31; 2 Kings 20:12-21) Why might he do that? How does this expose possible true reason Babylon's king sent an envoy to Hezekiah?

10. How can we see what it means to be devoted to the Lord through Hezekiah's life?