The Jordan – June 23, 2019

2 Kings 4.18-5.27; Acts 15.1-35; Psalm 141.1-10; Proverbs 17.23

Naaman is an example of the danger of a prideful spirit. Asked to do one simple thing, it is all Naaman can do to actually do what he has been asked to do, even though he really has no choice but to follow the instructions he has been given if he wants to get well. How often does our pride prevent us from following God in sometimes simple ways? What things can we do to “get over ourselves?”

Questions:

How do the stories of Elisha’s actions help solidify him as a prophet of God, doing great things for Him?

What are ways we make it difficult for those who do not know Jesus to follow him? How can we make it easier for them to do so?

Pray this prayer today: “Take control of what I say, O Lord, and guard my lips.”

How can you work to prevent justice from being perverted?

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