NASHVILLE (BP) — This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups.
This week’s Bible study is adapted from the Bible Studies For Life curriculum.
Bible Passage: 2 Chronicles 16:1-13
— When has a guide helped you to reach a goal?
— What has God done for you in the past that helps you trust Him in the present?
— Why do we tend to think we can do it ourselves instead of trusting in God?
Food for Thought:
When taking students on a weeklong backpacking trip into the mountains, we highlight the importance of watching your surroundings and being aware of where you are at all times. We stress this because if someone gets lost, he can find his way back to the starting place.
Our experience is, without fail, someone will fail to listen to their guide and get lost. When they are found and personally guided back to camp, they tell the same story: I couldn’t remember the right way to go.
In our spiritual lives we do the same thing. At some point we rely on God to do something in our lives and He comes through for us. But later, when we face another challenge, we forget what He did for us in the past. We go our own way. We fail to trust Him. We don’t remember the right way to go.
King Asa was no exception. Asa had been an exceptional ruler through most of his reign, but he hit a period in his life when he “forgot to remember” to depend on God.
Remember: The God Who guided you in the past will guide you now and in the future.
Bible Studies for Life
Bible Studies for Life connects the Bible to life for adults, students and kids. Bible Studies for Life helps individuals and groups know God’s Word through trustworthy content, creates biblical community through engaging and conversational group studies, and helps people engage the culture missionally by unpacking what the Bible says about real-life issues. More information can be found on the Internet at www.biblestudiesforlife.com.
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