Exodus 31 vs. 12-17 Bible Study Questions

Exodus 31 vs. 12-17 Bible Study Questions

  1. What was God’s instructions to Moses regarding the Sabbaths?
  2. Compare and contrast the instructions given in Exodus 20:8-11; 23:12-13 with those given in 31:12-17.  
  3. What was the purpose given in vs 13 for establishing a Sabbath?
  4. What did the Sabbath test the Israelites on?
  5. What was the result of failing to keep the Sabbath?
  6. What did God consider to be work?
  7. Read Matthew 12:9-13, Mark 3:1-6, Luke 6:6-11, John 5:1-18, John 9:1-41.  How did Jesus approach work on the Sabbath?  
  8. Based on what we learn about the Sabbath through the commandments given to God to Moses and the life of Jesus (Lord of the Sabbath), how should people approach the command to Sabbath today?

Application:

  1. How does my behaviors on the Sabbath look different than the six other days of the week?
  2. Is God asking me to change something about the way I honor his command to sabbath?  If yes, what?
  3. How do my actions, choices, behaviors on the Sabbath impact the lives of those that live in community with me?