MENTORING CORNER/STUDY GUIDE, UNDERSTANDING GOD’S DISCIPLINE; PURPOSES & OUTCOMES, 21.01.20
  1. DEFINE the underlying precept/principle from Psalms/Proverbs references,  foundational to God’s discipline.
  2. NOW STUDY JEREMIAH 30, 46, & AMOS QUOTES AGAIN & GO DEEPER INTO HOW GOD WORKS THROUGH DISCIPLINE. 
  1. Identify the PURPOSE of “disciplining with justice, without destroying.”   i.e. what does this achieve?
  2. Have you ever experienced similar activity? Can you reflect on what God’s purpose had been? Was there something you learned through it?
  3. Identify what seems contradictory within these passages.
  4. In Jer. 30:16, what how does God ultimately use the Enemy’s weapons? 
  5. Now link that apparent contradiction to the very intent &  purpose God had for exercising those contradictory measures. 
  6. Link this to a personal experience.
  7. What was the reason given for God’s punitive actions?
  8. How does Jer.30:17 help you understand God’s motivation?
  9. In Amos 9:9, identify the personal parallel, & make application to a form of sifting/sanding in your own life.
  10. Find evidence from these passages of God’s mercy & ultimate justice, corresponding to His discipline and punishment.
  1. Identify the significant COMPONENT shared by Prov.3:12, James 1:12, & Rev.3:19.
  2. Identify themes, promises, & principles within the combined sets of passages.

 

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