Fourth Commandment (Discussion Questions)

Categories: Ten Commandments (1-5)

Read Joshua 5:13-6:27

  • Why does God want us to keep the Sabbath holy?
  • What is the Sabbath for the Jews? Christians?
  • How do you observe the Sabbath?
  • Was healing on the Sabbath wrong?
  • What kind of a city was Jericho?
  • Could they walk right in and take over the city?
  • Why not?
  • What instructions did God give Joshua and his people? (Josh 6:3-5)
  • Why do you think they were told to just walk around the city?
  • What weapons were they going to use?
  • What was God teaching them?
  • What happened on the seventh day? (Josh.6:20)
  • What lessons did God want the Children of Israel to learn about conquering Jericho?
  • How realistic do you think those instructions were? Would you have believed the wall would fall down just from walking around it and shouting?
  • Archaeologists believe they have found Jericho and that the walls of the city fell outward in a circle. What does that tell us about the validity of this story?
  • How does this story relate to the 4th commandment?