Share a high and a low from the past week.
What are some ways people label other people or put them into categories?
Why is it easy to believe some people are a lost cause--that they're hopeless?
Joshua secretly sent out spies from the Israelite camp at Acacia Grove. He instructed them, “Scout out the land on the other side of the Jordan River, especially around Jericho.” So the two men set out and came to the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed the night there (Joshua 2:1 NLT).
But someone told the king of Jericho, “Some Israelites have come here tonight to spy out the land.” So the king of Jericho sent order to Rahab: “Bring out the men who have come into your house, for they have come here to spy out the whole land.” Rahab had hidden the two men, but she replied, “Yes, the men were here earlier, but I didn’t know where they were from. They left the town at dusk, as the gates were about to close. I don’t know where they went. If you hurry, you can probably catch up with them” (Joshua 2:2-5 NLT).
Salmon, the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab (Matthew 1:5 NIV).
Why do you think the Bible is full of messed up, imperfect people that God used to do awesome things?
Why is judging other people even more harmful if you're a Christian?
Instead of judging, what are some ways you can show people you believe the best in them?
Why is praying for other people and their future such a big deal (for them and for you)?
Lord, help us to remember to look for the best in people and to trust you with the rest of their lives. Amen.
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