Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
1 Kings 6:16 - "Don't be afraid!" Elisha told him. "For there are more on our side than on theirs!"
Read - 2 Kings 4:38-44, 2 Kings 5:1-8:29, 2 Chronicles 21:18-22:7
This lengthy section shows the nations of God’s chosen people diminishing due to unfaithfulness. Israel is almost already gone and Judah is not far behind. Why? Why would God allow these bad things to happen to these ‘chosen people’? Their fate is tied to their lack of faithfulness. They remained God’s chosen people (to bring forth the Savior - Jesus) but they were not able to walk in the blessings promised by God if they were faithful. What a powerful reminder to the Christian! Faithfulness and Obedience are choices and those choices will keep us on the path of God’s plan which often include many of His Blessings.
Lord, help me to remain faithful!
Elijah’s miracle of providing bread for everyone sounds a lot like Jesus miracle in John 6!
Can God use a Leper to save His people? Yes, God can do anything He wants. He is sovereign and omnipotent. It’s His Choice. To Know Him is to know that we cannot always predict the ways in which He will bring about His mercy and grace. Lepers wandering around looking for food in a famine stumble upon an abandoned enemy camp just as the prophet Elisha predicted! Just as God used these leprous men He can use you…even if it seems somewhat accidental. Just as He used a lowly virgin to bring Jesus Messiah into the world, he can use us in ways beyond our understanding and expectation. If you think you know God but do not expect the unexpected then you still have a few surprises in your future faith journey.