Judges 19: Selfish and Callous hearts
I) Judges: Life is dark and selfishness abounds because there is no king.
A) The Levite (priest)
1) He _______________ took a concubine instead of a wife.
2) Four months later, he tries to win her back even though she was ________________.
B) The __________________ father-in-law opens his home multiple days.
C) Uncaring town of _________________ leave the Levite to fend for himself.
D) A ___________________ old Ephraimite shows hospitality.
E) The _________________ men of Gibeah want their needs met.
F) The Old Ephraimite ____________ the man.
G) A life-threatening situation reveals the ___________ attitudes of the old man and the Levite.
1) They view their lives as more ____________ than the women in their life.
2) These men won’t ______________ their safety to let the concubine in when she returns.
3) The Levite was ______________ toward the concubine even after she died.
H) The nation of Israel is ________________ and cries out for justice.
II) Jesus Christ: The selfless king
A) When Jesus’s life was at risk, he willingly laid it down so that our relationship with God could be _____________.(Philippians 2:6-11)
B) Let’s pray that these unsettling times will cause people to see the brokenness in their life and cry out in belief.
Who would you like God to draw to faith?
III) Tragic events will show us what rules our hearts.
Which character or situation do you relate to most in this story during all this crisis?
A) We will trust God or ____________ our circumstances.(Romans 8:14-17, Isaiah 41:9,10)
What do you fear most about this COVID-19 crisis?
How can you learn to trust God more?
B) We will selfishly look out only for our own need and be callous towards others or care for and ___________ those around us. (Matthew 25:37-40, Philippians 2:1-5)
Who can you serve in the upcoming months? How can you serve them?