1 Kings 19:19-21
“So he departed from there and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen in front of him, and he was with the twelfth. Elijah passed by him and cast his cloak upon him. And he left the oxen and ran after Elijah and said, “Let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you.” And he said to him, “Go back again, for what have I done to you?” And he returned from following him and took the yoke of oxen and sacrificed them and boiled their flesh with the yokes of the oxen and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he arose and went after Elijah and assisted him.”
- Do you have a list of men and women that threw their cloak around you? Take some time this week, whether by email, letter or phone call to reach out to one of them and thank them.
- Is there someone in your life that you can throw your cloak around? Let them know that you see potential in them and are willing to invest in them.
- Elisha sacrificed his oxen, not only as a sacrifice to God, but also as a goodbye to his old life. In what ways are you willing to sacrifice as others invest in you?
Highlight – what words or phrases jump out at you?