Deuteronomy 7.1-8.20; Luke 7.36-8.3; Psalm 69.1-18; Proverbs 12.1
I love a good underdog story. Whether it be a sporting event or a love story, there is something exciting about the one who wins not being at all the one most prepared or equipped to do so. That is what is so exciting about the story of Israel. God uses the smallest of nations, not the largest or strongest or most trained or most equipped. If God can use the smallest nation to be his people–and do not miss it is God at work, not his people–what can he do with you?
Describe a time in your life when you accomplished something great but know that it really was not you doing so, but God working in you.
What kind of people show up are your parties?
What events in your life causes you to cry out to God: “Save me!”?
Has there ever been a time in your life when you rejected correction, only to discover later that doing so was, in the words of Proverb writer, stupid? What did you learn about correction from this?