Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Romans 10:1 - Brothers, my heart’s desire and my prayer to God for them is for their salvation.
Read - 2 Kings 12:1-16, 2 Chronicles 24:1-22, 2 Kings 10:32-36, 2 Kings 13:1-11, 2 Kings 12:17-21,
2 Chronicles 24:23-27, 2 Kings 13:14-25
Israel is in a death spiral. Judah is not far behind. Poor decisions. Strong enemies. Treachery. Even still, God’s grace is great. Elisha’s last act recorded in scripture (his 28th miracle) would be a prophetic promise that they would find victory 3 times over an enemy that had oppressed them greatly. Why does God give such good things to such corrupt people? That is His character! If He didn’t do this, you and I wouldn’t have the gift of salvation given in Christ.
Lord, Your grace is amazing and I need it!
Who are these Arameans that keep showing up? https://www.gotquestions.org/who-Arameans.html
There are many ways for the follower of Jesus to serve God. We can do it through actions, words, etc. In todays reading, the nation has the opportunity to serve God through giving. The proceeds of these gifts was for the repair and upkeep of the temple. We often shy away from the power of giving in the modern church. It is a joyous thing to be able to Know and Love God to the point that we are motivated to give of the blessings He has given us in our pocketbooks. Just as it pleased the Israelites to give in this way, so let it be for us!