1. God said to Samuel, it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king (1 Samuel 8:7). How was the adoption of a king by Israel rejection of God? How did God turn Israel’s rejection of God onto a promise by God?
2. Prophets are chosen by God. Would you want to be one? Then and/or now? Why or why not?
3. Pick a message of hope from Isaiah, Jeremiah, or Ezekiel and summarize it. How might one of the two global writers relate to your text (Be sure to quote something specific from their work in support of your analysis.)? Discuss the broader applicability of the text to something you have experienced or observed in a situation of loss.
4. In the previous module I mentioned how at Moses’ time the book of Genesis would have contained foundational history that up to that point had been oral history. After Moses was the time of the prophets, beginning with Joshua. For the prophets, not just Genesis but all of the books of Moses (the Torah) would have been a foundational history book in the expanding Bible that the prophets were adding to. How might this expanding Bible have been comforting to God’s people after Moses at the time of the prophets?