Simon – February 13, 2019

Exodus 35.10-36.38; Matthew 27.32-66; Psalm 34.1-10; Proverbs 9.7-8

Simon was a man who was in the right/wrong place at the right/wrong time. I guess which it was all depends on your perspective. Right or wrong, Simon’s life was most likely never the same after this encounter with Jesus. How has your life been changed by an “accidental” encounter with Jesus?

Questions:

Why do you think the writer of the book of Exodus was so certain to detail the steps the builders undertook in constructing the Tabernacle? Why is following instructions so closely such an important thing to those who follow God?

Why do we, much like the people of Jesus’ day, find it so east to pile on and laugh at someone who has “failed?”

The psalmist says: “I will boast only in the Lord.” In whom do you boast?

Rebuking a mocker, according to the writer of the Proverbs is a wasted effort, leading to insults and pain. When then is it so easy for us to do this anyway?

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