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Joshua: In the days after Moses, a new leader would guide God’s people faithfully and courageously into the land the Lord had promised.
Ruth: During the days of Judges, the people repeatedly turned their hearts away from the Lord. Yet amid the darkness, stories of grace, such as Ruth’s, resonate and foreshadow God’s great offer of mercy to the Gentiles.
Samuel and Saul: Samuel was the last of Israel’s judges and God’s answer to a childless woman’s prayer. Amid the people’s rebellion, God called on Samuel to anoint Saul as Israel’s first king.
David: A great warrior as well as a beautiful poet, David became Israel’s anointed champion. More important, he would be the integral ancestor to the divine King to come, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Solomon: With God’s gift of wisdom, David’s son ruled a peaceful, prosperous nation. He also had the great privilege of building the temple in Jerusalem. But Solomon’s wayward ways later in life would set the stage for the nation’s division to come. The subsequent divided kingdom will be covered in People of the Promised Land II.
Provision: By God’s design, Israel marched to conquer Canaan with no allies in battle. The Lord alone would give His people success.
Leadership: Whether conquering a new land or leading a diverse nation, God anoints leaders to guide His people in His will. The likes of Joshua and David show that great leadership requires faithfulness, prayer, courage and humility.
Holiness: God calls His people to be distinct from the ways and means of the world. God would show His people His desire for holiness for their good and His glory.
Faithfulness: Sin is infectious, and God’s people are not immune to rebellion as they turn to their own ways. Yet God remains faithful to His own. He shepherds His people into a deeper relationship with Him through loving admonishment and mercy.
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LAND 1: LESSON 20, DAY 5: 2 SAMUEL 12:24-31:He blessed David with another son, Solomon, whom He loved. He gave David victory finally over the Ammonites.
Nathan delivered a message from God that God loved Solomon and Joab told David if he didn’t come, he’d conquer Rabbah himself and name the city after him. Both elicited responses from David in the positive. Nathan helped reassure David that God was still with him. Joab, by threatening David by taking his glory, got David to take action. Nathan encouraged David. Joab prompted David.
Personal Question. My answer: God has graced everything about my life and continues to grace everything about my life. He has forgiven me and prompted me to take action. He’s helped me be a better person to all. I need to extend grace to all around me.
WHY DOES GOD CHOOSE SOLOMON TO BE AN ANCESTOR OF JESUS?God chose this son among David’s many sons to be heir to the throne and the ancestor of the Messiah to demonstrate the truth that God forgives repentant sinners.Joab struggled for more than a year to conquer Rabbah, and the victory only came when David got things right with God. There was an unseen spiritual reason behind the lack of victory at Rabbah.
Genesis Bible-Study (Lesson 12, Pg 3, ref Gen 12:3 ‘blessings and curse’ :“ God promised that Abraham should be so identified with Him that for anyone to be kind, good, or generous to Abraham would be considered as being kind, good, or generous toward God …. When God blesses us, He also blesses those who belong to us because He considers us His own – a part of Himself … that actually to curse Abraham deliberately is almost the equivalent of cursing God. Throughout history, this prophecy has continued even in regard to Abraham’s seed, the Jewish nation. “
Abraham was not God, and the tying of Abraham and (as BSF interprets it) his “seed” the Jewish nation, to the equivalent of God, is a blasphemous idea. Further along in Gen 22, God’s repeated call to Abraham included the word “offspring” or “seed” (depending on translation):and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed Gen 22:18
The term ‘nations’ refer to the peoples whom God had not yet made himself known to, will be blessed through the peoples whom God had made himself known (Abraham and his descendants). Note carefully that the above verse refers to a certain single offspring (or seed) that will be the means by which God will fulfill His plan. This is explained by the writer of Acts 3 with:
And you are heirs of the prophets and of the covenant God made with your fathers. He said to Abraham, “Through your offspring all peoples on earth will be blessed.” When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways. Acts 3:25-26
These verses from Acts 3 affirm that the ‘offspring’ will first be sent to the people God initially revealed himself to (to turn them from their wicked ways), and this offspring will be the promised blessing to all the peoples on earth. The offspring is Christ and the blessing is God’s salvation plan through Christ:
The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. Scripture does not say ‘and to seeds’, meaning many people, but ‘and to your seed’, meaning one person, who is Christ. Gal 3:16
BTW, ‘nations’ interpreted from the original refer to those whom God had not yet revealed Himself to, i.e., ‘Gentiles’.
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Here is another verse that affirms this:Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: ‘All nations will be blessed through you.’ Gal 3:8
Now, “Abraham’s seed” is also used to refer to all who come to Christ in faith:If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise Gal 3:29
Therefore, all true Christians today are “Abraham’s seed” certainly NOT the “Jewish nation” as BSF stated. This grossly distorted interpretation comes straight from the Scofield notes and is widely used by Christian Zionist organizations to promote their cause to support the modern day nation of Israel. Christians, stay away from this unsavory agenda!Bsf study questions
On blessings and curses:
The book of Amos makes it explicitly clear that it was God Himself who severely punished Israel for unrepentant sin. Even within the Isaiah study, the BSF class member would have noted that the prophet Isaiah had also warned Israel of impending judgement from God. This of course went unheeded as we read from scripture. Their punishment came in the form of the Assyrian and the Babylonian conquests.
For the LORD God Almighty declares,“I will stir up a nation against you, O house of Israel,that will oppress you all the wayfrom Lebo Hamath to the valley of the Arabah.” Amos 6:14
The above is just one verse from the book of Amos, but the entire book is a “must read” for anyone who still harbors the wrong understanding. “Throughout history” (to borrow BSF’s use of the term) of the ancient Israelites, God had used the evil nations (whom He later also punished for their own evil) to inflict judgement upon Israel. Evil does not escape God’s judgement. There are no favorites with God. He is fair and just. We should also recall the story of pharaoh of Egypt and how God used him against Israel (Exodus).Bsf study questions
One of the best ways to illustrate this is to use the Hebrew narrative of Joshua 5:13-15 which teaches us that God is not on anybody’s side, ours or those we consider our enemies (He is just and fair). We need to be on God’s side by being righteous before Him.
BSF’s message on the other hand is, to paraphrase, “remember what happened to those nations that tried to do evil to Israel in the past” Clearly a very different kind of message from what we find from the Bible.
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BSF Study Questions Revelation Lesson 7, Day 3: Acts 2:22-47Summary of passage: Jesus, accredited by God, was handed over to you for God’s purpose and put to death. But he rose again. Peter quotes David speaking of Jesus and God who will never abandon us and has just blessed them (the people) with the Holy Spirit. In essence, the people crucified God and about 3000 repented and were baptized with the Holy Spirit.The converts lived together and shared everything, giving to those in need and following God.
Questions:They just realized they had killed their Lord, God, in the form of Jesus, the sent Savior. We are all responsible for Jesus’s death because if we weren’t sinners in need of saving, Jesus wouldn’t have had to die. But Jesus died to save all people. We are his if we accept.Cutting hearts also opens them up to receive the word of God. “They were cut to the heart” means they were opened up to Jesus and accepted.Part-personal Question. My answer: Repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ and you will receive the Holy Spirit. 3000 did just that. Same way today. People repent (turn to God), are baptized for Jesus, and go into the world and do His will and follow His commands which are to walk in His ways and love others.
Conclusions: That’s it? Straight-forward. We see God’s people are those who repent and accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Period.
End Notes: Although it was God’s plan to crucify His son, the people are still responsible for allowing it to happen and their role in it. God didn’t kill His only Son–the people did.Peter quotes 3 Old Testament passages here. The last, Psalm 110:1 is the most quoted OT verse in the NT.Peter’s whole point here is to say Jesus is God.
Jews were not baptized. Gentiles were baptized to become Jews. Jesus began the whole baptism acceptance of him and the Lord when he was baptized. So people are to follow his example today.
Note the promise of the Holy Spirit is for all future generations. We are all His if we choose to be so.
Great examples of fellowship and the importance of believers coming together to care for one another and others. Note the breaking of bread began when Jesus did it and the early church took it up immediately thereafter.