Worn out women: Prophet's widow

Prophet’s Widow: Worn Out Women Bible Study

Week 2: Prophet’s Widow

Welcome to Week 2 of the Worn Out Women Bible study. Each week is independent, but to get the most out of the study, be sure to cover each week’s lessons.

Day 1: Prophet’s Widow

Scripture Reading

Read 2 Kings 4:1-7

Review

As you read the passage make note of all that it tells us about the prophet’s widow.

  • Who was the widow’s husband?
  • Why was the widow worried?
  • What did Elisha ask the widow?
  • What was the one resource the widow had?
  • What did Elisha tell her to do?
  • How did she respond?
  • How were the sons involved in the miracle?
  • What happened to the widow and sons?

Memory Verse

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

Recite aloud Joshua 1:9 multiple times.

Prayer

Pray that God will provide for you in your current situation.

Day 2: Further Reading

Scripture Reading

Read 2 Kings 2

Review

In order to better understand the widow’s husband, read 2 Kings 2 to learn more about the sons of the prophets.

  • Where were the sons of the prophets from?
  • What did they say to Elisha?
  • What did they do when they want to do when Elijah was taken away?
  • How did Elisha respond to their request?
  • What did they do?

Memory Verse

Write Joshua 1:9 on an index card. Tape it to your mirror or somewhere else where you will see it throughout the day.

Closing Prayer

Thank God for His goodness in seeing you through life’s trials. 

Day 3: Dig Deeper

Scripture Reading

Read 2 Kings 2:1-7 in several different versions of the Bible.

Review

As you read the prophet’s widow’s story, make note of anything that jumps out from one version to the next. Make a list of questions you’d like to find more about.

Scripture Memory

Every time you pass by your memory verse index card, say it aloud. 

Closing Prayer Pray for wisdom in understanding the scripture you’re studying.

Day 4: Continue Digging.

Scripture Reading

Use a study Bible or online resource such as Bible Hub, Bible Gateway, or Blue Letter Bible to look up the original Hebrew of 2 Kings 2:1-7. Make note of anything that sheds new light.

Review

Continue asking questions. Write them down. Seek to find answers. 

Scripture Memory

Have you memorized Joshua 1:9 yet? If not, keep saying it aloud throughout the day.

Closing Prayer

Thank God for any insight that He gives you in your studies.

Day 5: Make it Personal

Scripture Reading

Use online Bible tools to find sermons and commentary on the prophet’s widow. Find ways that you are like her. How does her story relate to your life? 

Review

Conclude your study of the prophet’s widow by applying it to your life.

  • How does her story relate to you?
  • How are you like the prophet’s widow?
  • What would you have done in her situation?
  • Have you gone through similar situations?
  • How did you handle them?
  • What can you learn from her story?
  • How will it change your behavior or attitude in the future?

Scripture Memory 

Incorporate Joshua 1: 9 in your conversations with family and friends. See how often you can mention it.

Closing Prayer 

Thank God for all that He’s shown you through the life of the prophet’s widow. Ask Him to continue revealing new insight to you.

Additional Resources

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Joshua 1:9