2 Chronicles 1:1-14 Questions by Stephen Ricker
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Solomn King
Questions for Study 1

2 Chronicles 1:1-4:22
Memory Verse: 4

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I. Solomon Asks for Wisdom (1:1-17)

1. What was the source of Solomon's wisdom? How did his wisdom compare with other wisdom?

2. What are some of the gifts Jesus gives to his people? (1 Cor. 12:8-11) Why does he give us these gifts? (1 Cor. 12:7)

3. What did God say about Solomon's request for wisdom? What can be learned about God?

4. Did God keep his promise? To what extent?

II. Solomon Prepares to Build the Temple (2:1-18)

5. What did Solomon tell Hiram king of Tyre? What can we learn about Solomon's heart at this time of his reign?<

6. How did Solomon's message affect Hiram? (7) What was his reply to Solomon?

7. Being that the Israelites were not lumberjacks, how was Solomon's wisdom used to get wood for the temple? (1 Kings 5:10-12) How many men were needed? (13-16) Why would a foundation be needed for the temple? (17-18, 2 Chron. 3:1-4, Kings 5:17-18) Is that foundation still there today?

III. Solomon Builds the Temple (3:1-4:22)

8. Why is the exact timing of the beginning of the work important? (1) Draw a proportional sketch of the temple as described in verses 3-4. Why make the blocks as described in these verses?

9. What did the interior look like? (8-17) What was the ark of the covenant? (Exodus 25:22; and 1 Chron. 28:2) With all the gold in the inner sanctuary, what would happen if a light would be in there? (Exodus 24:15-17) How does this relate to what we are told about Jesus? (Matt. 17:1-2; John 1:3-14; and 2 Cor. 4:6; Rev. 21:23)

10. What were the furnishings? (4:1-22) What is the purpose of a courtyard? (9, 1 Kings 6:36; Lev. 6:16; Jer. 26:2) How long did it take Solomon to build the temple? (37-38) What is the Lord's temple now? (1 Cor. 3:16-17; and 2 Cor. 6:16)

11. Who was Huram? Why might the Lord God and Solomon use a man such as he? What does this tell you about how the Lord works amongst his people?