Bible Study: Slaying Giants – Week 9
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Bible Study: Slaying Giants – Week 9
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I have reading assignments for your each week. You can find them directly under the chapter title of each lesson in the study guide. This week’s reading assignment is: 2 Chronicles 29-32
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Preparing for Battle
This week’s Reading: 2 Chronicles 29-32
The following is an excerpt from Chapter 9 of Slaying Giants
This in our study, we read how Hezekiah encouraged the Israelites before taking a stand against the Assyrians. The Bible tells us that he appointed military officers over the people and encouraged them with these words,
Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a greater power with us than with him. (2 Chronicles 32:6)
These are practically the same words that John used in his letter as he encouraged the church,
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. (1 John 4:4)
With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people gained confidence from what Hezekiah the king of Judah said. (2 Chronicles 32:8)
Hezekiah reminded them that they weren’t fighting alone. He knew that the power of God was greater than any power on earth, and that God would protect and sustain them.
Regardless of what you are up against, and whatever it is you might fear, whether it’s a person coming for you or a problem that you doubt you can solve, you can always be sure that your problems are no match for God.
2 Chronicles 32, tells us that Hezekiah prepared for the battle. He gathered a group of people and together they blocked off the water that flowed through the land. They prepared the broken sections of the wall and built towers on it. They reinforced the wall around the city and built a second wall around that. They made many weapons and shields.
Adversity does one of two things: it either strengthens us or it defeats us, and if you’re not strong in your faith, you won’t be strong in the fight. And so, we need to prepare for tomorrow’s battle today. Holding on to the joy that flows like a river from the Spirit within. Reinforcing the walls of protection by drawing closer to God. Standing firm in our faith with every weapon and shield that we have.
Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. (Ephesians 6:13)
This Week’s Challenge:
This week I challenge you to spend a few minutes each day meditating on a passage of scripture that reminds you of God’s power and provision in times of trouble. You can choose a passage like 2 Chronicles 32:6-8, 1 John 4:4, or any other verse that speaks to you. As you meditate on the passage, ask God how you can prepare for battles that may lie ahead.
As you go through the questions at the end of each chapter, you’ll find that some of them relate to you personally. There’s no right or wrong answer with these questions as they are designed for soul searching.
I will be back on Friday to give you my thoughts on this chapter and some of the questions from the study guide. Again, if you are looking for the printable chapter, you can find it at the bottom of the email you receive from Time-Warp Wife. If you have any trouble subscribing, feel free to email me at darlene @darleneschacht.net (no spaces in that email address)
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When you purchase a copy of this Bible study you’re helping to support this ministry as we share the gospel with over 500,000 women around the world.
Remainder of our Schedule:
This series is designed to guide you through a 10-week Bible study on Courage.
As we dig into scripture we’ll focus on the following topics each week:
Week 9 (Tuesday February 28, 2023)
Chapter 9: Preparing for Battle
Weekly Recap at TimeWarpWife.com (March 3, 2023)
Week 10 (Tuesday March 7, 2023)
Chapter 10: Getting Past the Excuses that Stand in Our Way
Weekly Recap at TimeWarpWife.com (March 10, 2023)
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DARLENE SCHACHT is an award-winning and NYT best-selling author. She is the founder of Time-Warp Wife Ministries, an online publication that encourages women to live Christ-centered lives.
Her passion for scripture and hunger for truth is the driving force behind a unique ministry that offers Bible studies and daily marriage prayers. Darlene is joined by her husband Michael on the daily podcast “5-Minute Marriage.”
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This Bible study has been so encouraging. I didn’t read the Old Testament alot, but now I want to spend more time in the Old Testament. The same GOD that worked in the lives of those that we are studing about, is the same God that is wanting to work in each of our lives. Thank you for such a great study.