Look Out for Each Other

Series: Summer Road Trip | Week 2: Travel Together

Read Acts 17:13-15 in your personal Bible or at the link provided.

1. Who stirred up trouble in Berea?
2. How did the believers respond?
3. What did Paul’s escorts do to ensure his safety and well-being?

Paul and Silas found trouble yet again, but as soon as problems hit, the Berean believers went into action. They addressed the problem wisely, recognizing the need to send Paul separately from the others, but they didn’t send him alone. Escorts were sent with Paul to ensure a safe arrival and to share messages back to his travel companions.

All of these actions reflect a byproduct of discipleship – looking out for each other when trouble comes. In life, so many people wander aimlessly. They get blown wherever the winds take them, or they get beaten down by unexpected storms. There’s a better way, and it’s found in proximity to people. Our journey with Jesus is meant to be shared with others. Not just for our own well-being, but so we can look out for others when they get into trouble.

Do you have relationships like that in your life, with fellow disciple makers in your corner to look out for you? How can you look out for someone else today? Do you know anyone facing trouble who needs help that is active, wise, and present?

Pray through today’s reading, reflecting on the questions just posed. What do you think God is prompting you to do in response? Write it down, share it with a friend, and take a step to start making it happen.

Summer Road Trip