Unsung Heroes, July 22: Shiphrah and Puah

 

Discussion Questions

Who comes to mind when you think of heroes? (real-life or fictional)

What makes them heroes?

Can lying/deception ever be heroic?

When is disobeying authority heroic?

Had you heard the story of Shiphrah and Puah before?

 

Acting on the Word

Read up on human trafficking, one form of modern slavery, at https://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/human-trafficking.  Is there a way you can help resist the evil of human trafficking?

 

Daily Readings

Sunday:        Exodus 1:15-22

Monday:       Joshua 2:1-7

Tuesday:       2 Samuel 17:17-22

Wednesday:  Daniel 3:14-18

Thursday:     Acts 4:13-21

Friday:          Acts 5:27-32

Saturday       Proverbs 24:11-12

Each passage speaks of defying earthly authorities or rulers; Why? When are we called to break the rules made by our leaders?  When are we called to keep them?

 

Next Week: Balaam.  What can you learn about Balaam between now and next week?

 

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