I Am Ready To Die – July 1, 2019

2 Kings 18.13-19.37; Acts 21.1-17; Psalm 149.1-9; Proverbs 18.8

Paul’s last visits with the people of Ephesus and Tyre are heart breaking because it is so obvious that Paul is headed for trouble. Paul says he will not see the people again and Agabus, a prophet, goes so far as to demonstrate the way in which Paul will be bound. Paul, however, is content with whatever trouble lies ahead, including his own death, if need be. How can we live a life that is content with whatever circumstances may be ahead of us, especially if they are negative?

Questions:

King Sennacherib’s question to Israel is a good one for us, as well: What are you trusting in that makes you so confident?

Do you think the believer’s prophecy that Paul should not go to Jerusalem is inconsistent with the direction God was leading Paul? Why or why not?

Why is the idea of praise in the mouth and a sword in the hand unexpected in this psalm?

Rumors are dainty morsels? Why is this so true?

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