2 Chronicles 13:1-15:19 Questions by Stephen Ricker
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Abijah and Asa
Questions for Study 5

2 Chronicles 13:1-15:19
Memory Verse: 4

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I. Abijah King of Judah (13:1-22)

1. Who was the next king of Judah? (1-2) How is his life defined? (1 Kings 15:3) Why did the Lord keep David's line on the throne? (1 Kings 15:4-5) How was relations between their northern brothers?

2. What did Abijah remind Israel of? (4-12) What mistake did King Jeroboam make?

3. Did Jeroboam accept Abijah's speech? What was his strategic plan? Why didn't it succeed? (16) How did Jeroboam's life end? (20) How does all this reveal the grace of God?

II. Asa King of Judah (14:1-15)

4. Who was Asa? Consider how living by faith would have been hard for him. (2-5) Would his family been supportive? (1 Kings 15:11-13) Who made building the towns possible? What did the king say about his success?

5. How large was Judah's army? (8) Was this significant considering other nations? (11) Who attached Judah? (9) How did King Asa respond? (10) What was this a repeat of 30 years earlier? (2 Chronicles 12:1-12)

6. How did King Asa respond to the threat? (11) What did he confess? Why is it important to tell the truth? How did the Lord respond to his prayer?

III. Asa's Reform (15:1-19)

7. What message did God give through Azariah? (1-2) What was missing from Israel (3) What was it like in Israel? (5-6) Was all hopeless and lost? (4) How was this history lesson to give hope and direction to Judah? (8)

8. Who was his adversary and what is ironic about this? (8, 1 Kings 15:16-22) Where did Asa find courage?

9. What did King Asa do after the fighting ended? (9-10) Why would this be significant to the people? (1 Kings 15:17)

10. What did the king and the people of Judah do? (11-12) What did they do with those who did not make a covenant with the Lord? (13) What does it mean to seek God wholeheartedly and eargerly? What did the Lord give after this?