2 Samuel: Lesson 21 — Unfinished Business

The following are discussion questions from a weekly study I am leading through the book of 2 Samuel.  We meet each Wednesday evening at the Deer Run Church of Christ.

A Man After God’s Own Heart:
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

A Study of the Book of 2 Samuel

Lesson 21 (Unfinished Business)
2 Samuel 21
February 13, 2013

The Text:

  1. What event sets the background for the opening of chapter 21?  What does David do?  What does God have to say about it?
  2. Who were the Gibeonites?  What had they been promised?  What had happened instead?  What did David ask them?  How do they initially respond?
  3. When David presses the issue of what he can do for them, how do they respond?  What is David’s response to their request?  Who is spared?  Why?
  4. Who was Rizpah?  What did she do?  How did David respond to her actions — what did he do and have done?  How did God respond?
  5. What happens when David goes with his men to fight the Philistines?  How did David’s men respond to this?  Why?  What is a common theme through the rest of the battles described in this chapter?

 

The Application:

  1. Have you ever been hungry — physically, emotionally, spiritually — over a long period of time?  What did you do about it?  What should you do about it?  What did God say about it?
  2. Have you ever had someone not keep a promise?  Have you ever not kept a promise?  How does either side of that make you feel?  Are there times where you know that making things right is out of your hands?
  3. How far would you go to right a wrong that you may not have been responsible for but you have the power to change?  Why do you think God warns us against making rash vows or promises?
  4. How do you react when it hurts to make wrongs right?  What response do you have when you observe someone who is hurting or mourning?  How has God responded to your times of godly repentance and mourning?
  5. What effect does discovering you can no longer do what you used to do have on you?  How hard is it to admit that?  How hard is it to have to point that out to someone else for their own good?  How important is it to you to train/mentor the next generation of godly warriors?  What are you doing about it?

 

 

Next Week: Song of Victory
2 Samuel 22

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