THE REBELLION OF SHEBA

OCTOBER 8th - THE REBELLION OF SHEBA (2 Samuel 20)

Study Questions

1. In what ways do events of the previous chapter (especially 19:41-43) fuel Sheba’s revolt? (20:1-2)
2. WhydidDavidfeelhehadnotimetowasteindefeatingShebasonofBicri?(20:4-7)
3. Why did Joab treacherously kill his cousin Amasa? (20:9-10) (see 17:25; 19:13) How is this part of the fulfillment of Nathan’s prophecy in 12:10?
4. What did Joab’s army begin to do to the city of Abel Beth Maacah? (20:15)
5. How did a wise woman intervene? What was her message to Joab? (20:16-21)
6. How did the city respond to the woman’s advice? (20:22)
7. Why was it in the best interests of David and Joab to let the rest of the troops go home once Sheba was dead? What unique challenges face a country in the wake of a civil war?
8. Why might one wise person be of greater value to a group of people than many strong ones?

MEMORY VERSE (5 minutes)

2Sa 20:16 Then a wise woman called from the city, “Listen! Listen! Tell Joab, ‘Come here, that I may speak to you.’”




Questions Adapted from Serendipity Bible for Groups and Adult Questions for LESSONmaker.

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A MAN AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART Part 2: David, King of Israel

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10/8/17

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