Challenge #2: Day 13

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1 Samuel 4 & 5

Read through the chapters and while you are reading, put a mark beside anything that stands out to you or that makes you ask why. Investigate your own questions or start with an idea below. Visit Day 1 if you need a reminder of what to do.

1 Samuel 4:3, 5 – Why did they think the ark would help them?

1 Samuel 5:4 – Was their any significance to the head and hands being broken off the idol?

1 Samuel 5:6 – What were emerods?

Challenge #2: Day 12

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1 Samuel 1

Read through the chapters and while you are reading, put a mark beside anything that stands out to you or that makes you ask why. Investigate your own questions or start with an idea below. Visit Day 1 if you need a reminder of what to do.

1 Samuel 1:5 – What was a worthy portion?

1 Samuel 1:11 – Why would no razor come upon his head?

1 Samuel 1:16 – What was a daughter of Belial?

Challenge #2: Day 11

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Ruth 3 & 4

Read through the chapters and while you are reading, put a mark beside anything that stands out to you or that makes you ask why. Investigate your own questions or start with an idea below. Visit Day 1 if you need a reminder of what to do.

Ruth 3:9 – What did it mean for Boaz to spread his skirt over her?

Ruth 3:13 – What was the part of the kinsman?

Ruth 4:1 – What was important about the gate of the city?

Ruth 4:2 – Who were the elders of the city?

Challenge #2: Day 10

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Ruth 1 & 2

Read through the chapters and while you are reading, put a mark beside anything that stands out to you or that makes you ask why. Investigate your own questions or start with an idea below. Visit Day 1 if you need a reminder of what to do.

Ruth 1:1 – Was famine a judgement of God on the land?

Ruth 1:13 – Was the hand of the LORD always negative?

Ruth 2:2 – What was gleaning?

Ruth 2:12 – What does it mean to be “under his wings”?

Challenge #2: Day 9

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Judges 16

Read through the chapters and while you are reading, put a mark beside anything that stands out to you or that makes you ask why. Investigate your own questions or start with an idea below. Visit Day 1 if you need a reminder of what to do.

Judges 16:17 – What did it mean to be a Nazarite?

Judges 16:20 – What did it mean for the LORD to leave him?

Judges 16:30 – Was there anything honourable about Samson’s death with the Philistines (considering also verse 24).

Challenge #2: Day 8

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Joshua 6

Read through the chapters and while you are reading, put a mark beside anything that stands out to you or that makes you ask why. Investigate your own questions or start with an idea below. Visit Day 1 if you need a reminder of what to do.

Joshua 6:4 – Why did they blow trumpets?

Joshua 6:19 – What was the treasury of the LORD for?

Joshua 6:21 – Sometimes God is accused of injustice in the killing that goes on at this time. Why did God ask the people to do this?

Joshua 6:25 – At the same time, here is God’s mercy. Why was Rahab saved?

Challenge #2: Day 7

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Joshua 2

Read through the chapter and while you are reading, put a mark beside anything that stands out to you or that makes you ask why. Investigate your own questions or start with an idea below. Visit Day 1 if you need a reminder of what to do.

Joshua 2:1 – Why would the spies go to the house of a prostitute?

Joshua 2:9 – Was this fear very widespread?

Joshua 2:19 – Why was she to tie a scarlet cord in the window?

Challenge #2: Day 6

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Deuteronomy 28

Read through the chapters and while you are reading, put a mark beside anything that stands out to you or that makes you ask why. Investigate your own questions or start with an idea below. Visit Day 1 if you need a reminder of what to do.

This is a very difficult chapter because the people were not obedient to their God and many of the curses listed came upon them. It is hard to think of all the evil that has happened to the Jewish people. However, God chose them to be His people, and with privileges comes responsibility. If they had been obedient, they would have been blessed beyond measure!

Deuteronomy 28:7 – How often did God fight for Israel?

Deuteronomy 28:13 – What does the head and tail mean?

Deuteronomy 28:23,24 – What does it mean for the heavens to be bronze and the earth iron?

Deuteronomy 28:64 – Investigate the scattering of Israel a little bit more.

Challenge #2: Day 5

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Deuteronomy 5

Read through the chapter and while you are reading, put a mark beside anything that stands out to you or that makes you ask why. Investigate your own questions or start with an idea below. Visit Day 1 if you need a reminder of what to do.

Deuteronomy 5:11 – What does it mean to take God’s name in vain?

Deuteronomy 5:14 – Why was the seventh day a day of rest?

Deuteronomy 5:15 – What was their having been slaves in Egypt to remind them of?

Deuteronomy 5:29 – What kind of heart was God looking for?

Challenge #2: Day 4

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Exodus 11 & 12

Read through the chapters and while you are reading, put a mark beside anything that stands out to you or that makes you ask why. Investigate your own questions or start with an idea below. Visit Day 1 if you need a reminder of what to do.

Exodus 11:2 – Why would they borrow riches of their neighbours?

Exodus 11:5 – Why did God kill the firstborn? (also look at Exodus 4:22)

Exodus 12:5 – Why was the lamb to be without blemish?

Exodus 12:15, 19 – Why should they put away leaven?