(IK-15, IIC-13) From his words in II Chronicles 13:8-12, how would you describe Abijah’s relationship with God?
How does that compare with his description in I Kings 15:3?
What applications are there for us as we think about the relationship between our hearts, our words, and our actions?
Despite Abijah’s heart and sins, God established him as king for David’s sake (I Kings 15:4-5). How does this principle point us to Jesus (see Ephesians 1:3-14, etc.)?
(IIC-13-14, 16) What did Abijah and people of Judah do when they were surrounded in battle (13:13-18)? Who won the victory?
What did Asa and the people of Judah do when they were outnumbered by the enemy (14:9-15)? Who won the victory?
What should we do when we need help? To whom should we look for victory? Why (16:9)? In what specific situation(s) do you need to apply this truth today?
(IIC-16) From where did Asa seek help when Israel came against him (v1-3)? When he was sick (v12)? What was Hanani’s assessment of Asa’s actions (v7-9), and why?
In what situations are we tempted to look elsewhere for help? Where else are we tempted to look? Why?
(IIC-15) What did Azariah call Asa to do, and what would be the result (v2)?
Do you believe this principle is still true today? Why is the answer important?
How did Asa respond (v8)? How did Judah respond (v10-15)?
Describe the intensity of their response. What about yours?
(IK-15-16) Israel’s kings provide a stark contrast to seeking the Lord. How would you describe their reigns? What warning(s) do you see for us today?