2 Kings: Lesson 12 — Rebuilding . . . Eventually

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

The Unraveling of a Nation

A Study of the Book of 2 Kings

Lesson 12 (Rebuilding . . . Eventually)
 2 Kings 12
   March 19, 2014

The Text:

  1. While Jehu was king of Israel, who became king of Judah?  How did he live?  Who was the major influence in his life?  What was allowed to continue?     
  2. What instruction was given to the priests?  What did Joash consider to be sacred offerings?  What work was to be done?  How was it to be delegated? 
  3. What had not happened by the twenty-third year of the reign of Joash?  What did Joash say to the priests?  What was their response?    
  4. What did Jehoiada do?  What was done with it?  What happened when it was filled?  What was the money used for?  What was it not used for?  What financial reporting was required?  Why? 
  5. Who set out to attack Jerusalem?  What did Joash collect?  What did he do with it?  What was the result?  How did the reign of Joash end? 

  The Application:

  1. How do you know what is right in the eyes of the Lord?  How well do you do it?  Who is, has been, a positive influence in your life?  Who are you influencing in a positive way?  What things do you allow to continue in your life that you ought to get rid of? 
  2. How dedicated are you to the giving and collecting of offerings to the Lord?  What would you consider to be sacred offerings?  What makes them such?  What are you doing with what God has given you for the purpose of building His kingdom? 
  3. Is there a task that you have volunteered for, been assigned to you, or you’ve been called to do that remains undone?  If the king were to ask why it is undone, what would you say?  Are there things you should hand off to someone who is better equipped?       
  4. Are there steps you should take to bring accountability to your offerings to the Lord?  How do you decide what you should do and what you should have others do?  Have you proven faithful in the use of the resources God has given you for His work?           
  5. Do you expect attacks to come when you are doing the right thing?  How much value do you put on peace?  . . . On peace with God?  Does doing the right thing always turn out like we think it ought to?   

Next Week:   God’s Favor
2 Kings 13