II KINGS 16
- Instead of serving God, Ahaz chose to worship idols (v.1-4).
- What is the motivation behind idolatry?
- How does the idolatry of Colossians 3:5 demonstrate that truth?
- Instead of trusting God, Ahaz chose to trust in Assyria (v. 5-9).
- Why would we choose to trust earthly sources above God?
- Again, what is the motivation for trusting human solutions above heavenly ones?
- When Ahaz saw a pagan altar, he wanted one just like it (v.10-14).
- What does Ahaz’ enamored decision tell us about his faith in God?
- Why would the people of God remove the Lord’s altar?
- When Ahaz was seeking personal guidance, he used the Lord’s altar (v.15-16).
- What is wrong with the faith required to offer the Lord’s offering on another altar?
- Who can offer our sacrifices to God? (Romans 12:1; Hebrews 13:15-16)
- How does Ahaz seek to use God when offering on the Lord’s altar?
- Instead of following God’s plan, Ahaz did what he wanted (v.17-20).
- What is wrong with thinking that we can plan God’s house better than He can?
- Why honor any king above the King of kings?
- What will God do if we decide to use God instead of serve Him?
Call to Action: To totally surrender to God instead of using religion.