These studies do not tell you what the Bible says. The scriptures given direct you to specific topics. The questions are intended to help you focus on the study. No answers are given. You have to read and search the scriptures for the answers. We encourage you to use Bible helps such as concordances and commentaries. However, scholars and theologians often disagree on interpretation and application. The best study help comes from God. Pray. Allow yourself to be honest with your reactions, but don't jump to conclusions. It takes time to read and meditate on all the Bible says on various topics. Feel free to ask questions in your prayers. You will be amazed to discover that God does answer the sincere seeker. You will also be surprised that the Bible may not say what you might think it does on many subjects. Keep a notebook. A loose leaf one would make it possible to add thoughts and additional information as you learn more about different subjects. Welcome to an exciting search.  

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Bible Study Guide:


By Scarlett Stough


To prepare for this Bible study, please read the women in Christ commentary, They Forgot.

Editor’s Note: The New Strong’s Expanded Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, 2001 gives these definitions for the words translated “remember” :

The Hebrew word “zakar“: “to remember” means more than “to recall”, it means “to retain in thought” so as to tell someone who can take action (Ps. 20-7).

The Greek word “mnemoneuo“: to exercise memory i.e. Recollect; by implication to punish; also to rehearse:--make mention.

I. Read Judges 3: 7-9 and 8:33-35

1. What did the Israelites do?

2. How did God feel about it?

3. What did God do about it?

4. How did the Israelites respond?

5. What was God’s response to them?

6. Why do you think that failing to remember God leads to a failure by people to show kindness?

7. Can you think of ways that we have forgotten God and failed to show kindness?

II. Read Deuteronomy chapters 8 and 9. (Reading the entire book is optional for this study, but if you do take the time to read it, it will result in a greater understanding of who God is and how he wants to relate to people.)

1. Make a list of things that God wanted the Israelites to remember as you read these two chapters.

2. Make a list of things that God does with and for his people.

3. Make a list of the warnings.

4. What judgment does God pass on nations described as “wicked?”

5. Why was Israel given the opportunity to be the people of God?

6. What would have happened to the children of Israel if Moses had not intervened?

7. How would God have kept his covenant with Abraham if he had carried out the judgment the people deserved?

III. Read I Corinthians 10:1-15.

1. Who was the Rock who accompanied Israel in the wilderness?

2. Why is the story of Israel relevant to those who follow Christ?

3. Make a list of those “evil things” Christians are to avoid?

4. What forms of idolatry can Christians practice in today’s world?

5. What should we remember about God?

6. What parallels can you find between the passage in Deuteronomy and the one in I Corinthians?

IV. Read II Chronicles 7: 11-22; I Peter 4:17; Galatians 3:26-29; I Corinthians 6:19-20.

1. Who is exhorted to repent?

2. Who does God judge first?

3. Why is Christian repentance, conduct, and intercession so important in whatever nation we have citizenship?

4. How is God continuing to keep his covenant with Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3?)

5. How do we remember the Lord our God in our daily lives?

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