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LET US CONSIDER ONE ANOTHER TO PROVOKE
UNTO LOVE AND TO GOOD WORKS. Hebrews 10:24
The word "provoke" means "to anger someone". In God's Word the word provoke is used with this meaning 81 times. Many ungodly men provoked God to anger. The above scripture is the only one in which the word "provoke" has a positive and good meaning. The word provoke in the above scripture means "to motivate and encourage to love and good works."
By diligently searching and studying the following men's lives from the Old Testament you will discover mighty, valiant men who became Godly Provokers. Read one set of the following scriptures each day to discover God's encouragers:
1 - Read Numbers 14:6-9 & 24 Verse 9 tells us that ______________ and _______ provokes God's anger. But two men, ___________ and __________ encouraged Israel to love and to good works. How did they become Godly Provokers? (v 24)
2 - Read Numbers 16:1-33 __________ , ____________ and ___________ were ungodly men who provoked God to anger because they rebelled and murmured against God's leaders ________ and __________, (v 1-3). What happened to these men and their families? (v 31- 32)
3 - Read Deuteronomy 4:23-31 Those who provoke God to anger by making ___________ images (v23) will utterly ___________ from off the land. (v 26)
4 - Read II Kings 22:1-2 & II Kings 23:1-8 At the age of ____ King ___________ challenged Judah and Jerusalem to return and walk in God's ways. What 5 things did he remove from the midst of the people? (v 4 - 8) 1 2 3 4 5
5 - Read Deuteronomy 9:7 The children of Israel provoked God to wrath in the
_________________ because they were ______________ against God.
6 - Read I Samuel 12:20-25 The Godly man ___________ (v 20) provoked to love and good works. Samuel did not cease to _______ for the people (v 23). He taught them the _________ and _________ way, (v 23).
7 - Read Deuteronomy 31:16-23 Turning to and serving other ________ (v16) provokes God to ____________ (v 17). ________ (v 22) provoked the people to love and good works when he gave __________ (v 23) a song. This song began with the words:
Be __________ and of good __________ , (v 23).
8 - Read Joshua 1:1-9 _____________ the son of Nun was Moses' _____________. (v 1) He carried out Moses's orders to Israel. Memorize his speech which has encouraged God's people throughout history to go in and possess the promise land of God.
BECOME A GODLY PROVOKER !
ENCOURAGE AND CHALLENGE OTHERS
TO LOVE AND GOOD WORKS!
Bible Study Number 2: With the help of your parent, pastor or teacher read one set of the following scriptures each day. Discover who were Godly Provokers. After reading , discuss each set of verses with your group, everyone sharing how these sets of scriptures encourage others to love and good works. List everyone's answers.
Monday: Psalm 78:1-72 Tuesday: Acts 7:2-60
Wednesday: Joshua 24:1-15 Thursday: I Kings 8:10-30
Friday: Joshua 8:33-35 Saturday: Deuteronomy 28:1-68
THE WORLDLY YOUNG MAN FROM DOVER
There was a worldly young man from Dover
Who raced wherever he rovered.
Said I to him, "Turn not aside from left to right!
Be strong in the Lord
and press on in His might !
Become God's Provokers! Become Brave Rovers!"
Brave Rover, Brave Rover!
Let all godly young men come over!
Race to the finish.
Reach for the mark!
Study I Answers:  Rebellion and fear, Joshua & Caleb; They motivated Israel to go in and possess the land  Korah, Dathan & Abiram; Moses & Aaron; The earth opened her mouth and consumed them from off the land  graven; perish;  8; Josiah; a-vessels of Baal; b-idolatrous priests; c-groves; d-Sodomite houses; e-High Places  Wilderness; rebellious  Samuel; pray; good & right  gods; anger; Moses; Joshua; strong; courage;  Joshua; minister
Study II Answers: [Mon] Asaph [Tues] Stephen [Weds] Joshua [Thurs] Solomon Fri] Joshua