Wednesday, February 29, 2012


1. Fill in the blanks: According to Psalm 34, the man who wants to live a good and long life should  "Depart from evil, and do good; Seek --------- , and pursue it."

2. According to Psalm 34, " The --------- of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, And  delivers them."

3. Multiple choice :  According to Psalm 37 and Matthew 5:5 , who will inherit the earth? (a) The peacemakers; (b) the poor in spirit; or (c) the meek.

1. "Peace"  (Ps. 34:14 )

2. "Angel " (Ps. 34:7 )

3. (c) The meek (Ps. 37:11 ).

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


1. Multiple choice: Two psalms are noted for the theme of confession  and for giveness of sin. Name the one that appears first in the book of Psalms. (a) Psalm 21; (b) Psalm 32; or (c) Psalm 43.

2. Question: What psalm is attributed to David "when he pretended madness before Abimelech, who drove him away, and he departed"?

3. Multiple choice: Psalm 34:20 is quoted by John in his gospel as being fulfilled in what aspect of Christ's death on the cross? (a) Mocking by the crowd; (b) casting lots for His garment; or (c) not breaking any of His bones. 
1. (b) Psalm 32. The other is Psalm 51.

2. Psalm 34 (Title ). The person  called Abimelech is probably Achish, king of Gath, as is recorded in 1 Samuel 21:10-15.

3. (c) Not breaking any of His bones. See John 19:36.

Monday, February 27, 2012


1. Question:  What psalm pictures the Lord as our shepherd?

2. Multiple choice:  The psalmist states in Psalm 27 that the one thing he desires is to dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of his life. There he wants to behold what quality of the Lord?
(a) Goodness; (b) beauty; or (c) truth.

3. What psalm is attributed to have been written for the dedication of the house of David
(a) Psalm 20; (b) Psalm 30; or (c) Psalm 40.
1. Psalm 23. This is by far the most familiar of all the psalms.

2. (b) Beauty (Ps. 27:4 )

3.  (b) Psalm 30. David was allowed to build himself a fine house, but the building
of the temple was left for his son Solomon (cf. 2 Sam. 7:4-17 ).

Sunday, February 26, 2012


1. Multiple choice  When God delivers the psalmist he says he will praise God in a specific place. Where? (a) In the temple; (b) in the midst of the congregation; or (c) on the housetop.

2. In the familiar phrase of Psalm 24, the gates and doors should be lifted up and the King of glory shall come in. In verse 10, this King of glory is described  as Lord of whom? (a) Lord of all; (b) Lord of Israel; or (c) Lord of hosts.

3. What Psalm is very specific in predicting the experience of Jesus on the cross? (a) Psalm 96; (b) Psalm 22; or (c) Psalm 2.

1. (b) In the midst of the congregation (Ps. 22:22,25 ) Credit to God  must not be given in secret but publicly. This was basic in Israel's thought about God.

2. (c) Lord of  hosts (Ps. 24:10 ). The "hosts" refers to the armies of heaven that fought for Israel in its battles.

3. (b) Psalm 22. The first line of the psalm was uttered by Christ on the cross, "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? (Mark 15:34 ).

Saturday, February 25, 2012


1. Multiple choice:  Psalm 19 finds the psalmist asking God to cleanse him  from  what kind of faults?
(a) Habitual faults; (b) secret faults; or (c) harmful faults.

2. True or false?:  According to Psalm 22, the psalmist believed that the very first time he had to trust the Lord was while in battle.

3. Multiple choice: In Psalm 22, the enemies of the psalmist are likened to what two  animals? (a)
Wolves and foxes; (b) snakes and jackals; or (c) bulls and lions.

1. (b) Secret faults (Ps. 19:12 ). Those sins we tend to hide are the ones which have the greatest
hold on us and are most destructive.

2. False. He trusted when first born and nursing at his mother's breasts (Ps. 22:9 )

3.(c) Bulls and lions (Ps. 22:12,13 ). The bull is a symbol of strength and the lion a symbol of strength and fierceness,

Thursday, February 23, 2012


1.  Fill in the blanks:      In Psalm 19, the psalmist speaks of the Law, testimony, statutes, commandment, fear, and judgments of the Lord  In verse 10, he states they are more to be desired then ------- .

2. Psalm 19 speaks about the Word of God in many different ways, and the psalmist says that to him it is sweeter then ------- .

1. Gold (Ps. 19:10 )

2. Honey (Ps. 19:10 )

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


True or False?
 According to Psalm 19, all of the earth knows about  God through His creation of the heavens.

True (Ps. 19:1-6 ).

"There is no speech or language  Where their voice is not heard" (v. 3 ).

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


1. Multiple choice:  In Psalm 19, David makes an interesting comparison to the sun coming up in the
morning. To what does he compare the rising sun ? (a) A runner; (b) a soldier; or (c) a bridegroom.

(c) A bridegroom (Ps. 19:5 ).

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


1. Multiple choice:  According to Psalm 15, the one who is able to abide in God's tabernacle does not do something with his tongue. What does he not do?  (a) Lie; (b) backbite; or (c) swear.

2. In Psalm 12, the words of the Lord are said to be pure words, They are compared to a metal tried in a furnace that is purified seven times. What metal is used for comparison? (a) Gold ; (b) silver; or (c) brass.

3. David states in Psalm 16 that he has found total fullness of something in the presence of the Lord . What did he find? (a) Fullness of peace; (b) fullness of love; or  (c) fullness of joy.

1. (b) Backbite (Ps. 15:1-3 ).

2.(b) Silver (Ps. 12:6 ).

3. (c) Fullness of joy (Ps. 16:11 ). In Christ's  final prayer for His disciples He asked that they might have  His joy fulfilled in them .
(John 17:13 ).

Monday, February 13, 2012


1. True or false: Job may be the earliest book of the Bible.

2. Fill in the blank: In Psalm 1, the godly man is described as delighting and meditating "in the
---------  of the Lord."

3. Multiple choice: Psalm 2 speaks of the nations counseling together against the Lord and  His
Anointed. What will be the initial response of the Lord? (a) Anger; (b) fear; or (c) laughter.

1. True. The role of Job as a patriarchal priest suggests an era before the Law and priesthood. The use of Shaddai as a frequent name for God points to a pre- Mosaic date.

2. "Law"  (Ps. 1:2 ). It is impossible to be godly if one does not love the Word of God.

3. (c) Laughter (Ps. 2:4 )

Sunday, February 12, 2012


1. True or false: Job lived eighty years, which indicates that he came after life expectancy shortened to modern lengths.

2. Job's debate with his three friends consists of three cycles of speeches by each. Each cycle gets shorter as Job refuses to yield.

3. Multiple choice: What two biblical writers refer to Job , showing the Bible regards Job as historical ?
(a) Moses and Paul; (b) Jeremiah and Matthew; or (c) Ezekiel and James.

1. False. Job lives 140 years after his trials (Job 42:16 ). His time was near Abraham's.

2. True. Eliphaz spoke longest, Bildad spoke shortest, and Zophar did not speak the third time
(Job 4---25 ).

3. (c) Ezekiel and James  (Ezek. 14:14, 20; James 5:11 ).  Ezeekiel used Job as an example of righteousness, and James used him as an example of perseverance.

Saturday, February 11, 2012


1. Multiple choice: Who consoled and comforted Job after his disasters were over and health restored?
(a) His brothers, sisters, and friends; (b) Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar; or (c) his wife.

2. After God restored Job's health, his brothers, sisters, and friends feasted with Job and gave him gifts. What was the gift each gave? (a) A pair of animals; (b) a change of clothes; or (c) a piece of silver and ring of gold.

3. True or false? The cultural setting of the book of Job is non- Hebrew.

1. (a) His brothers, sisters and friends (Job 42:11 )

2. (c) A piece of silver and a ring of gold (Job 42:11 )

3. True. Job is set in the land of Uz, which may be in Edom (cf  Lam. 4:21 )

Friday, February 10, 2012


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1. Multiple choice: In the book of Job, why was the Lord's wrath aroused against Job's three friends? (a)They had not spoken what was right  about Job; (b) they had not spoken what was right about God; or (c) they had not spoken what was right about wisdom.

2.  When God  finally spoke to Job near the end of the book, where did He speak from? (a) The temple; (b) a fire; or (c) a whirlwind.

3. At the end of the book of  Job, "the Lord restored Job's losses" of possessions and family after Job did something. What was it? (a) He repented ; (b) he prayed for his friends; or (c) he divorced his wife.

1. (b) They had not spoken what was right about God (Job 42:7 ). 
What made that serious was that they had been asserting that they were speaking the truth of  God.

2. (c) A whirlwind (Job 38:1; 40:6 ).

3. (b) He prayed for his friends (Job 42:10 )

Thursday, February 9, 2012


1. True or false?:  Although Job needed to learn about God, God said that Job spoke correctly about Him.

2. Multiple choice: What are the two monsters in chapters 40 and 41 of Job?  (a) A giant and a dragon; (b) a goat and  an ostrich; or (c) behemoth and Leviathan.

3. True or false ?:  Before God would forgive Job's friends, He required Job to pray for them.

1. True (Job 42:7,8 ). Job had not spoken falsely; he had spoken incompletely.

2. (c) Behemoth and Leviathan (Job 40:15; 41:1 ). While these creatures are not identified in the Bible, it is often thought that these are poetic descriptions of the hippopotamus and crocodile respectively. These natives  of Egypt were wonders to those who had only heard of them.

3. True (Job 42:8 ). This was to affirm to Job's friends that he had spoken rightly about God while they had not.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


1. Multiple choice: Why did Job's three friends sit silently with him for seven days and seven nights?
(a) No one could think of anything to say; (b) they wanted Job to speak first; or (c) they saw that his grief was great.

2. True or false? : Job's three friends tore their robes, sprinkled dust on their heads,and wept in sympathy with Job.

3. Multiple choice : In the book of Job, there was a younger companion with Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar who spoke up when the older men were not helping Job. What was his name?
(a) Elihu; (b) Tobiah; or (c) Teman.

1. (c) They saw that his grief was great (Job 2:13 ).

2. True (Job 2:12 ). The culture of the Near East provided effective ways for expressing and sharing grief.

3. (a) Elihu (Job 32:2 )

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


1. True or false?: When Job heard that his livestock were gone and his children dead, he tore his robe, shaved his head, fell to the ground , and cursed God?

2. Fill in the blanks:  The Bible describes the extent of Job's affliction with painful boils as "from the
------- of his ------- to the --------of his ---------."

3. Question: Who said to Job, "Curse God and die"?

1. False. He worshiped instead of cursing God  (Job 1:20 ). His grief did not drive Job from God  but to Him.

2. :Sole---foot---crown---head"  ( Job 2:7 ).

3. Job's wife (Job 2:9 ) She wanted Job to adopt the attitude toward God that Satan hoped he would
(v 5 ).

Monday, February 6, 2012


1. Multiple choice: Which of Job's sons was giving a party for his brothers and sisters when they were killed?  (a) The youngest; (b) the middle one ; or (c) the oldest.

2. Which of these is not away Job's livestock was killed  when Satan attempted to turn Job against God?  (a) A great wind; (b) Sabean raiders; or (c) the fire of God from heaven.

3. When Satan attempted to turn Job against God ,how did he kill Job's seven sons and three daughters?  (a) A great wind collapsed their house; (b) a fire burned their house; or  (c) Chalbean raiders attacked their house.

1. The oldest (Job 1:13 )  This was merely coincidental since they feasted daily on a rotating schedule among the seven sons (v.4 )

2.(a) A great wind (Job 1: 14-17 ).

3. (a)  A great wind collapsed their house (Job 1:19 ).

Sunday, February 5, 2012


1. True or false:?  Job's friends recognized him at a great distance and ran to greet him.

2. Multiple choice: In the book of Job, what happened on "a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord"?  (a) Satan came to accuse Job; (b) Job died and went to heaven ; or (c) Job was made more wealthy than before his troubles.

3. True or false? If Satan had not accused  God of pampering Job, God  would never have discussed  Job with Satan.

1. False.  They did not recognize Job, so they mourned  (Job 2:12)

2. (a) Satan came to accuse Job (Job 1:6; 2:1 ). As  an angelic being , Satan had access to the presence of God with the other angels who had not fallen.

3. False. God twice brought up  Job to Satan as an example of a righteous man (Job1:8; 2:3 )

Saturday, February 4, 2012


1. Multiple choice: In what land did  Job live? (a) Ur; (b) Uz; or (c) Nod.

2. How many children did Job have before his troubles? (a) Seven daughters and three sons; (b)seven sons and seven daughters ; or (c) seven sons and three daughters.

3. What were the names of Job's three friends who came to comfort him? (a) Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed Nego; (b) Joab, Asahel, and Abner; or (c) Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar.

1. (b) Uz   (Job1:1 ).

2. (c) Seven sons and three daughters (Job 1:2 ) Ancient Near Eastern cultures valued sons, so the preponderance of sons would also have been an indication to Job's peers of his success.

3. (c) Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar (Job 2:11 )

Friday, February 3, 2012

Wisdom and Instruction

1. True or false?  The Shulamite explained to Solomon that her love could never be jealous of anyone else.

2. The participants in the Song of Solomon are enraptured  with love that they can have no thoughts for the moral training of younger family members.

3. The Shulamite woman who captured Solomon's heart regarded her strong virtue as an asset in romantic love.

4. According to  the Song of Solomon, wealth can influence love greatly.

1. False. She demanded a commitment because love and jealousy are closely related (Song 8:6 )

2. False. They are concerned for a young sister (Song 8:8,9 ) Their concern is for her moral purity.

3. True. (Song 8:10) She  considered her strength to be as attractive as her physical features.

4. False. "If a man would give for love All the wealth of his house, It would be utterly despised"
(Song 8:7 ).

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Wisdom and Instruction

1. Fill in the blanks:  Solomon wrote in favor of wisdom, "If the ax is  ------ , And one does not ------
the edge, Then he must use more strength."

2. Multiple choice: What part of her beloveds personality did the Shulamite compare to "ointment poured forth"?  (a) His smile; (b) his eyes; or (c) his name.

3. Which  part of these best parallels in meaning the repeated teaching of the Song of Solomon, "Do not stir up nor awaken love UNTIL it pleases"? (a) Let sleeping dogs lie; (b) don't arouse passions too early in a romance ; or (c) still waters run deep.

1. "Dull---sharpen" (Eccl.10:10 ). Wisdom enables a man to live with less conflict and with a quiet spirit.

2. (c) His name (Song 1:3 ). She  equated her lover's character with his name. His name, when uttered, flooded her with thoughts of him.

3. (b) Don't arouse passions too early in a romance (Song 2:7; 8:4 ).

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wisdom and Instruction

1.  Fill in the blanks: In Ecclesiastes, Solomon wrote,  "The  -------  of a laboring man is sweet,--- But  the abundance of the rich will not permit him to ------ ."

2.  Solomon wrote, " A good ------ is better then precious ointment."

3. Speaking of the relationship of punishment and evildoing, Solomon wrote, "Because the sentence is not executed ------, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do ------."

1. "Sleep---sleep" Eccl. 5:12 ). This passage assumes that the laborer accepts his labor as a gift from God and that the rich man is ruled by his wealth.

2. "Name" (Eccl. 7:1 ).

3. "Speedily --- evil" (Eccl. 8:11 ).