Sunday, May 05, 2013
Step two: ponder each word and phrase, underlining the most interesting words and phrases
Step three: summarize the chapter in one sentence
1) What dominates the reason for the great agony and mourning in these words?
2) What is the place/position of great wealth in this part of the story?
3) Is economic power a problem here?
4) In what way do various actors "commit fornication" in the story line?
5) Is the focus of this chapter sex or economics?
6) What role does wealth and economic power play in this story of failure and defeat?
7) What does the chapter seem to reveal about God's attitude toward wealth and its power?
8) Where are "the poor" in this vision of the community in question?
Finally: what is the "takeaway" for you?