Bible Book: 1 Kings

Max De Pree and Walter Wright, Jr. sitting at a table talking to each other

Elijah the Mentor

As the Old Testament prophet Elijah was coming to the end of his life, God told him to anoint his successor, a younger man named Elisha. Elisha followed Elijah for several years, serving him and learning from him. The relationship between Elijah and Elisha suggests that one way we “don’t do it alone” is through mentoring. When a mentor comes alongside a mentee in a caring, learning relationship, both mentee and mentor benefit greatly.

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