Questions for Study 4
2 Chronicles 10:1-12:16
Memory Verse: 4
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I. King Rehoboam and the Israelites (10:1-11:23)
1. What had Shechem been historically to Israel that Rehoboam wanted to be made king there? (Gen. 12:6-7, 33:18-19; Josh. 8:30-35, 24:1-17, 32) What did Jeroboam believe enough to return to Israel? (2, 1 Kings 11:34-37) Why would Israel send for him? (3-4) What opportunity did Rehoboam miss from the beginning? (5; Matt. 5:9)
2. Who did Rehoboam consult with first? (6) What obvious answer did they give? (7) Why might he seek a different opinion? (8-9) Why would the young men give the answer they gave? (10-11)
3. What kind of man would give the answer Jeroboam gave? (12-14) Who was behind this? (15)What can be learned about the Lord? (Rom. 11:33-36) How did Israel respond to the king? (16) Where all tribes involved in the rebellion? (17) Why would Rehoboam send his labor under-lord? (18-19)
4. How did Rehoboam's response further define his character? (12:1) What kind of faith must have Shemaiah have to deliver this message? (2-3) What did the Lord reveal to Judah and Benjamin? (4)
II. Rehoboam's Bad Example (12:1-11)
5. What happened to Judah? (1-6) Why? What did the leaders of Judah and the king do? (6)
6. What did the Lord do when he saw Rehoboam's respond? (7-11) What can be learned about God? What must have Rehoboam thought when he went to the Lord's temple after that?
III. Rehoboam's Repentance (12:12-16)
7. What did Rehoboam do after Egypt's attack? (12-16) How did the Lord respond? What can we learn about God?<
8. Why did King Rehoboam so evil? What can be learned?
9. How was it between the northern tribes and the southern tribes? Where was a source of other information about the king? Are these available to us today?