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Bible Study Discussion

The Perils and Sorrows of a Contrite Heart!

May 19, 1997

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Bible Study Questions

  1. Name a cheating, deceiving, conniving, manipulating, supplanting man in the Old Testament.

  2. What was the significance of the birthright in Old Testament culture?

  3. What was the spiritual significance of this birthright?

  4. What other blessing had Jacob stolen from his brother?

  5. What meaning does the vision of Jacob's ladder have for us today?

  6. What specific promises did the Lord give Jacob?

  7. Why did God bless Jacob after he'd stolen and deceived?

  8. What is the meaning of Jacob's name?

  9. Why did God look so favorably on Jacob?

  10. What is God looking for in us?

  11. How do we know Jacob revered God's word?

  12. TRUE OR FALSE: There is no evidence Jacob wanted the birthright for selfish reasons.

  13. Name some wonderful, new covenant promises the Lord has given us today.

  14. What kind of person does God love and bless?

  15. What is the meaning of the word "contrite"?

  16. What incident clearly told Jacob that God was with him as he entered into the new land?

  17. What did Laban promise Jacob for his wages?

  18. How did Laban deceive Jacob?

  19. What excuse did Laban give Jacob?

  20. Did Jacob ever doubt God's promises?

  21. Do those with a contrite spirit still experience terrible trials?

  22. Can the path of obedience lead to peril?

  23. When Jacob failed to go all the way to Bethel as God commanded him, what happened?

  24. What types of perils and trials did Jacob face?

  25. Did God ever fail to keep His word to Jacob?

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