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Wasted Years

Lesson No.


Feb 10, 2024

Subject: Wasted Years

Scripture Reading: 2 Kings 20

Memory Verse: 1 Corinthians 9: 26

Objective: To remind believers to make use of our time in God so our years of service are not wasted.

1. Shortly after being anointed king, Jehu was highly motivated to work. What statement did he make? 2 Kings 10: 13 – 17

Note: Similar to Jehu, we begin our journey to the kingdom highly motivated. However, we must keep in mind that we should not only start right but be consistent along the journey to the right end.

2. What evidence do we have from the scriptures that king Hezekiah started out motivated and doing the work of the Lord? 2 Kings 18: 4 - 6, 19: 14 – 19, 20: 1 – 3. Did he make good use of a second chance of the gift of life? 2 Kings 20: 14 – 21; 2 Chronicles 32: 31

3. Although Samson’s birth was announced by an angel, and he did much good work, how did it end for him? Judges 16: 18 – 21, 23 – 30

Note: It is vain to rise early and still eat the bread of sorrow. It is senseless to invest years and time in God but not with a willing dedicated heart. It is not worthwhile to be within the walls, yet a foot, an arm, or even an eye is peering on the outside despite the many works we may have done since we began our walk with the Lord. Let us be fully persuaded that the kingdom is what we truly want and fix our minds to tread this - at times challenging - terrain to the promise land, or our time with God could become wasted years.

4. Who will avoid the everlasting burning? Isaiah 33: 14 – 15

5. Will the final judgment mean complete destruction for the wicked? Malachi 4: 1 – 3; Obadiah 1: 16; Ezekiel 38: 22

6. Will the wicked who have died escape? John 5: 28 – 29

7. What will be the fate of all the sinners? Revelation 20: 15 & 21: 8

8. Is it profitable for us to know about the pending judgment and why? 2 Peter 3: 17

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