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Prophet of Wisdom

Lesson 3 

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Spring 2021

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By: RLD Editorial Team 

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March 21, 2021

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Lesson Focus:

The Lord brings His peace to the repentant.

Bible Basis:

Kings 22:14–20

Materials Needed:

Step 1:

  • None

Summary & Links:

The Lord brings His peace to the repentant.

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Music Video, Traditional: “This Little Light of Mine” by the Oak Ridge Boys
Music Video, Multicultural: “Every Praise” by Freddy Washington
Music Video, Contemporary: “Everlasting Arms” by Lou Fellingham
Guzik’s Commentary on 2 Kings 22
Bensen Commentary on 2 Kings 22
Keil and Delitzsch Commentary on 2 Kings 22

Memory Verse:

19 Because your heart was responsive and you humbled yourself before the Lord when you heard what I have spoken against this place and its people—that they would become a curse[a] and be laid waste—and because you tore your robes and wept in my presence, I also have heard you, declares the Lord.
—2 Kings 22:19

Step 1

Materials Needed:

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HUMAN FORGIVENESS
Last week were the annual Grammy Awards. Secular musician Grace Potter was nominated in two categories. One song from her most recent album is called “Release” and is about forgiveness. The lyrics speak about how she’s loosing someone, perhaps herself, from resentment. “Back when I first wrote a piece of the chorus,” Potter said, “I didn’t really know what forgiveness would feel like because I wasn’t there yet.” But over time, she came to understand “that forgiveness is the most beautiful feeling you can have; to really go through the cathartic, angry and overwhelming emotions that grief or loss can bring on” and find release.

DIVINE FORGIVENESS
Through the prophetess Huldah, God had proclaimed disaster upon Jerusalem because the people had turned to idols. But the current ruler of Judah, King Josiah, was deeply grieved over the nation’s behaviors and the coming judgment from God. He tore his robes and wept before the Lord in confession, and God was pleased. Huldah gave instructions that Josiah should be told that the judgment had been delayed until after the king’s death. His humility before God brought a release and a reprieve to the whole nation.

Questions

  •  What song, fictional story, or poem has ever moved you to release bitterness?
  • When have you witnessed someone give authentic confession of wrongdoing?
  • Who benefits the most from forgiveness?

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