MENTORING CORNER/STUDY GUIDE:

II CHRON.16: END OF ASA’S REIGN, STORY WITH A TWIST, 11.10.19

    1. What strategy did king Asa employ when he made the request for King Ben-hadad of Aram to break his treaty with King Baasha of Israel?
    2. When have you employed such maneuvered to achieve a desired outcome? (a) what is the root cause of such a strategy? (b) what are the circumstances in which you would employ that manipulative maneuver?
    3. What do you suppose drove king Asa to initiate such action? 
    4. Was this action impulsive, or had it required some

      II Chronicles 16:9
      For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.

      forethought?

    5. For 35 years Asa was a good king, following God’s laws, seeking God only & relying on His leading. In the 36th year, things took a sharp turn. What could have accounted for such a sudden shift?
    6. What should King Asa have done, rather than manipulating & maneuvering in order to secure his/Judah’s position? (Review/Refer back to 2 Chron.14:11).
    7. When the prophet Hanani confronted king Asa with what he had done, how should King Asa have responded?
    8. When was the last time, you, like Asa, forgot (v.8) about Who was at the helm in your last victory?
    9. If king Asa had humbled himself before the Lord & repented rather than becoming defensive, angry, violent, how might that have altered the outcome?
    10. What does this say to you about the significance of relying on God Almighty HIMSELF – I.e., Him & Him alone? How important is that to you?
    11. What makes it so difficult to always do that?
    12. What are the most common obstructions? What is most likely to interfere with your ability to simply trust in/depend on the Lord only?
    13. What happens when you attempt to take control of events, situations, and circumstances, instead of relying on/waiting on/seeking/surrendering the situation to the Lord? What sorts of consequences have you experienced?
    14. How do you feel at the end of this story?
    15. What would you do differently from Kind Asa if you put yourself in his situation?
    16. What is the moral of this story?
    17. What is the message that you take away from this for your SELF?
    18. Verse 9 identifies a very important principle: (a) what is He looking for? (b) who is He looking for? © What kind of heart does He require? (d) what will He do with that individual when He finds him/her?
    19. What does this (v.9) mean to you?
    20. What life lessons have you learned? How can you incorporate, integrate, & apply them to your very own life?

 

  • *** If you have difficulty identifying what this means to you, I would encourage you to re-evaluate your relationship/walk with the Lord, because it SHOULD have meaning for each/every believer.

 

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