Gad, Reuben, and the Half Tribe of Manasseh Build an Alter (Joshua 22:10-34)

Gad, Reuben, and the Half Tribe of Manasseh Build an Alter

Joshua 22:10-34

I. A Great Impressive Alter (vs. 10-12)

     a. When the warriors for Gad, Reuben, and the half tribe of Manasseh arrived at the Jordan what did they do before crossing over? _______

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     b. How dos verse 10 describe the alter? _________________________________________________________________________________

     c. How did the rest of the tribes respond when they heard about the construction of this alter? _____________________________________

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     d. Why might this elicit this response? ___________________________________________________________________________________

II. Gathered for War but Sent a Delegation (vs. 13-20)

     a. Before rashly going to war with their brethren what do the other tribes do? ___________________________________________________

     b. Who comprise this delegation? _______________________________________________________________________________________

     c. What did the rest of Israel assume about this alter? _______________________________________________________________________

     d. What examples of spiritual infidelity do they assume it was like? _____________________________________________________________

For a Witness Between Us (vs. 21-34)

     a. What do the 2 ½ tribes invite if they have rebelled against the Lord? ________________________________________________________

     b. What in verses 24-28 do the tribes state was the reason for the construction? _________________________________________________

     c. What was this alter not constructed to be used for? ______________________________________________________________________

     d. How did the delegation receive the explanation? _________________________________________________________________________

     e. What was this monument (alter) named? _______________________________________________________________________________

IV Application: How easy is it to jump to conclusions and be ready to go to battle (literally or figuratively)? ________________________

_______________________What can we learn from this passage about fact checking before acting? _____________

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