Open your bibles to Deuteronomy 9-11 for the below study.

  1. In Deuteronomy Moses reminds Israel about their past rebellion against God. One example is their grumbling against Moses and God (read Numbers 21:4–9). What did the Israelites think about God’s character? Did they think God was a good God, or a harsh, critical one? How does this effect their trust in God (and God’s leader, Moses)? What could be the link between trust in God and joyful obedience?
  2. Read Deuteronomy 9:7–29 and 11:6. What were some of the failings of the Israelite’s? How does Paul apply these lessons to the Corinthian church in 1 Corinthians 10:1–22?
  3. How has God’s judgment upon the Israelite’s in Deuteronomy and the believers 1 Corinthians 10 challenged your thinking? Has it motivated you in any way?
  4. Read Hebrews 12:1–11. What are some reasons that God disciplines his children? Are there other reasons that aren’t mentioned here in Hebrews 12:1–11?
  5. How do Christians respond to God’s discipline? What different responses have you seen? Why do we respond these ways?
  6. How do you think you can tell when God is disciplining us? Is there a time that you can remember when God was disciplining you, training you in righteousness? How did you respond to this discipline?
  7. Read John 5:24, which talks about the one who believes in Jesus will never face God’s judgment. Yet the Corinthian believers were certainly facing God’s judgment (e.g. read 1 Corinthians 11:27–31)! And the Israelites in the wilderness certainly faced God’s judgments. How can we explain how a believer will never come under God’s judgment, yet can and does come under God’s judgment?
  8. Have a look at the following and look up the Scripture references. What do you think about this table? Is it a helpful way of thinking about God’s judgments? Why or why not?
  9. Think about how you came to be holy in your position before God (when you trusted/believed in Jesus for eternal life). When was this? How did it happen
  10. How holy are you right now in your condition (your personal walk with the Lord)? Are there any areas the Holy Spirit is showing you that need changing?


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