A Prophet Retires
Passage: 1 Samuel 12:1–12:25
Read 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9. What strikes you about these lists? (Note: character vs skills.) Why is character so important for spiritual leadership?
Israel's hope was ultimately in a man, not in God. Read Psalm 146 together. Contrast trusting in man versus trusting in God.
How do you tend to act when your sin is confronted? How does our view of God encourage repentance?
Are there relationships in your life where you're waiting for spiritual "progress" to happen? Take time together to pray for those relationships.