Saturday, August 18, 2012

Gardening Bible Study: Jeremiah 17:5-8

What actions/attitudes do verse 5 condemn?

What does it mean to “trust in” man?

How do we come to “turn away” from God?

What does this say (or not say) about making the most of what God gives us?

What results from the actions/attitudes described in verse 5?

What is the nature of the environment described here?

How does this compare/relate to the situation described in John 15:6

How does this compare to the situation described in Ezekiel 15:1-5?

Think about times when you’ve been in such circumstances, particularly since you came to know Jesus.

How did you get there?

1 Peter 5:6-7, and 1 John 1:9 tell us about how to respond? 

What do verses 7 and 8 instruct us to do?

What does it mean to “trust in the Lord”?

What direction does Proverbs 3:5-12 give us on this?

How do we send our roots towards the Lord?

       What is our part in this? What is God’s?

              See “Growing our Roots” 

What are the results of this?

         How does that compare with John 15:4-5, 7-11?

       What does this say about hard times?

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