10. a. God’s specific commands in chapter 26—
- Don’t make or worship idols. verse 1
- Keep the Sabbath days of rest. verse 2
- Show reverence for His sanctuary. verse 2
b. Blessings for obedience in chapter 26—
- God will send the seasonal rains. vs 4
- The land will produce its crops. vs 4
- Trees will produce their fruit. vs 4
- One harvest will overlap the next. vs 5
- You will have plenty to eat. vs 5
- You will live securely in your own land. vs 5
- You will have peace. vs 6
- You will not live in fear. vs 6
- I will rid the land of wild animals. vs 6
- I will keep out your enemies. vs 6
- You will drive them out with your swords. vs 7
- I will multiply your military effectiveness. vs 8
- I will bless you with many children. vs 9
- I will fulfill my covenant with you. vs 9
- Your crops will be so abundant, you will have to clear out the old crops to store the new. vs 10
- I will walk among you. vs 12
- I will be your God. vs 12
- You will be my people. vs 12
c. Punishment for disobedience in chapter 26—
- Debilitating disease
- High fevers
- Enemies will eat the crops they plant.
- God will turn His back on them so that they are defeated by their enemies.
- They will be afraid even when no one is chasing them.
- He will hold back the rain. vs 19
- He will make the ground hard. vs 19
- The crops and trees won’t produce. vs 20
- The wild animals will return and kill their children and livestock.
- Their population will decline and their roads will be deserted.
- I will send armies against you. vs 25
- I will send a plague to destroy you when you retreat into cities. vs 25
- I will destroy your food supply. Then you will eat your own sons and daughters. vs 29
- I will destroy your pagan shrines and places of worship. vs 30
11. a. Hope God extended to sinful Israelites—
- He will not irrevocably reject, despise, or totally destroy them.
- He will not revoke or abandon the covenant He made with their ancestors.
With every lesson concerning the old covenant law, I am more keenly aware of the blessed hope we have in Christ under the new and better covenant.
And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God, while we look forward with hope to that wonderful day when the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be revealed. Titus 2:12-13 NLT
Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like him, for we will see him as he really is. And all who have this eager expectation will keep themselves pure, just as he is pure. 1 John 3:2-3 NLT
12. a. Things a person could dedicate to the Lord—
- A male or female adult
- A male of female child or teenager
- A male or female infant
- A clean animal
- An unclean animal
- A house
- A piece of real estate
b. Things that could not be redeemed or sold—
- A field not redeemed before the year of Jubilee—vs 21
- The firstling of the animals because they belong to the Lord already—vs 26
- Anything devoted to the Lord—vs 28
- A person who has been given the death penalty—vs 29
- One-tenth of the produce of the land, whether grain from the fields or fruit from the trees (can be redeemed but not sold?)—vs 30
- Every tenth (clean?) animal of the herds and flocks—vs 32
These are my answers to the BSF study questions, not THE answers.
I still need to add some verse numbers.