Bible Pathways - May 3, 2005
Read II Kings 6 -- 8
The ax head made to float; Syrians (Arameans) attack
Ben-hadad was a title of the king of
Now the once-powerful, luxurious fortress-city of
When it appeared there was no hope, the Lord again brought Jehoram face to face with Elisha, who proclaimed: Hear . . . the Word of the LORD . . . Tomorrow about this time shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria (II Kings 7:1). One of the king's officials ridiculed him saying: Behold, if the LORD would make windows in heaven, might this thing be? Elisha replied: Behold, you shall see it with your eyes, but shall not eat thereof (7:2). The prophecy was miraculously fulfilled from a most unexpected source and at a most surprising time when God, in His great mercy, sent fear into the hearts of the Syrian army and they hurriedly abandoned their camp leaving their food in abundance for the Israelites. The king's unbelieving official was trampled to death in the rush for food (see 7:17).
Obedient Christians need not fear for tomorrow! Instead, we can rejoice in the promises of God, who shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).
By Elisha, who wept when he realized what Hazael would do to
6:1 strait = small; 6:30 within = underneath; 7:5 uttermost part = border, outskirts; 8:11 settled his countenance = stared intensely; 8:26 daughter = granddaughter.
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Memory Verse for the Week: I Thessalonians 5:22