2 Kings 3 & 4: The Word Of The LORD
Verse of the Day: (4:44) So he set it before them, and they did eat, and left thereof, according to the word of the LORD.
1. The Water (3:1-27)
And they rose up early in the morning, and the sun shone upon the water, and the Moabites saw the water on the other side as red as blood: (3:22)
When the 3 kings, namely King Jehoram of Israel, King Jehoshaphat of Judah and King of Edom allied themselves to fight against the King of Moab, they found themselves in the wilderness without water. They then asked Prophet Elisha as to what they must do. Elisha told them that if it was not for Jehoshaphat, he would not have helped them. Elisha then commanded them to make the valley full of ditches as the next morning God shall miraculously fill them with water after they had offered their meat offerings. When the Moabites saw the water which were as red as blood because of the reflection of the sun, they thought that the 3 kings had fought against one another, and hence they invaded their camp. However, the 3 kings completely defeated them, and chased them to their own country, and the king of Moab even offered his eldest son as a burnt offering as a sign of their submission to them. Indeed, with God we are more than conquerors. (Romans 8:37)
2. The Woman (4:1-7)
Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the LORD: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen. (4:1)
A widow cried out to Elisha to help her as her dead husband had incurred a debt and her sons were to be sold as slaves. When she told him that she only had a pot of oil, he told her to borrow all the empty vessels from her neighbours so that she would pour the oil into them. As she poured the oil, all the vessels were miraculously filled, and he told her to sell them and pay the creditors. Indeed, with God, nothing is impossible. (Luke 1:37)
3. The Word (4:8-44)
Then he returned, and walked in the house to and fro; and went up, and stretched himself upon him: and the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes. (4:35)
God rewarded a woman with a son as she had made a room for Elisha and provided bread for him whenever he passed by her place. However one day her son fell and died. God through Elisha then revived him alive. Subsequently, Elisha met the sons of the prophets whose food was contaminated. He then miraculously purified it with flour so that they could eat. Indeed, let us only trust God and His Word as they never fail us. (Psalms 119)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that Your rich Word is a great comfort to my poor soul.