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3 Year Bible Reading: 2 Kings 4

Our Three Year Bible reading for today is 2 Kings 4.

General:

  • Chapter 4 gives us several miracles done by God through the prophet Elisha
  • The first miracle involves a widow; it’s similar to the account of Elijah and the widow in 1 Kings 17
    • The woman begged Elisha for help; her two boys would be taken away as slaves if she could not pay her debts
    • Elisha instructed her to borrow a large number of jars from her neighbors
      • When she began to pour oil in the jars, it did not stop flowing until she had enough to provide for her family
      • We see the power and love of God in providing for this family in desperate need
  • The majority of this chapter deals with God’s hand in the life of a woman from the village of Shunem
  • Elisha traveled throughout the land speaking God’s Word
    • He was supported in his work by various faithful individuals, one of whom was a woman who provided Elijah with room and board
  • Elisha asked the woman what he could do to thank her for her kindness to him
  • She mentioned that she and her husband were childless
  • Elisha told her she would be pregnant when he returned the next year
    • The woman was shocked at this announcement, but it happened just as Elisha said that it would
  • He later died on his mother’s lap the same day
  • The woman immediately sprung into action and prepared to call on Elisha for help
    • Her husband expressed surprise that the woman would go see the prophet on a non-worship day
    • The woman did not tell her husband that their son had died
    • She and her servant raced the 20 miles to Elisha, who saw them coming from far off
      • The woman would only speak to Elisha about the problem
        • She asked why God would allow such a thing to happen but also expressed her confidence that God could bring her son back to life
  • Gehazi made it before Elisha, but his actions had no effect
  • Elisha entered the room and immediately prayed to God
  • He stretched his body over the boy, just as Elijah had done in Zarephath
    • The body grew warm, but the boy did not yet wake up
      • God was testing Elisha’s faith as well
  • Elisha repeated the process, and the boy came back to life!
  • By His work here God was showing all involved the power He had to take care of them and give them life
  • One of the prophets found some wild gourds and cut them up into the stew, which the men were eating
  • Quickly someone realized that the gourds were poisonous and cried out to Elisha for help
    • Elisha calmly instructed the men to put flour into the pot
    • God performed a miracle, and the stew became safe to eat
  • A man brought 20 loaves of bread to the school of prophets
  • Elisha told him to feed it to the prophets, but the man balked at the idea of such a small amount of food being enough for the 100 people there
  • When the man distributed the bread, God performed another miracle and everyone had enough to eat
  • The child grew up normally, but one day he complained of pain in his head
  • Elisha and his servant Gehazi hurried back to the place where the boy’s body was resting
  • The next section of the chapter deals with a miracle done by Elisha among the company of God’s prophets
  • The chapter concludes with a miracle similar to Jesus’ feeding of the 5,000 in the Gospels


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3 Year Bible Reading: 2 Kings 3

Our Three Year Bible reading for today is 2 Kings 3.

General:

  • Chapter 3 gives us an example of God being faithful to His people, even as it benefited a king who wanted very little to do with Him
  • Ahab’s son Joram took the throne after the death of his brother Ahaziah
    • His behavior is described interestingly as slightly better than that of his parents
      • Joram cleared out some of the false altars in Israel but still struggled with idolatry
  • After Ahab’s death, the king of Moab rebelled against Israel, figuring that Ahaziah would not be strong enough to respond
    • Moab had been paying Israel a tribute since the time of David
    • Joram was determined to do what his brother had not been strong enough to do: make Moab his subject once more
  • Joram enlisted the help of Jehoshaphat, the king of Judah
    • Remember that Jehoshaphat had also gone to war alongside Joram’s father, Ahab
    • As the two kings marched on Moab, they brought along the king of Edom as an additional force
      • Jehoshaphat was in control of Edom, so its king was under his command
  • As the three kings marched together, they recognized a serious problem: they had not brought along enough water for their men and animals
    • In a desert climate like theirs, this could spell disaster for an army on the move
    • Joram quickly blamed God for their problem, forgetting that this war had been his own idea
    • Jehoshaphat, however, immediately sought God’s help
      • He asked that they inquire of Elisha the prophet about what should happen next
  • When Elisha was brought to the three kings, he immediately questioned why Joram would want him there
    • He was well aware of Joram’s lack of interest in the true God
      • He sarcastically suggested that Joram ask his false gods for help
    • Elisha then asked for a harp to be played as he spoke to God
    • God spoke back and revealed that water would be provided; the three kings would be victorious on their mission
      • God instructed the soldiers to dig ditches throughout their camp
        • These ditches would be filled with drinkable water the next day
        • God kept His promise, and the water appeared
  • When the soldiers of Moab saw the pools of water in the early morning sun, it looked like blood
    • They quickly decided that the three kings against them had killed each other in some kind of civil war
      • The excited soldiers rushed in to collect the spoils of battle
      • The Israelites were waiting for them, however, and completely cut them down
    • The land of Moab was completely destroyed, just as Elisha had foretold
    • The chapter ends on a terrible note, as the king of Moab sacrificed his son in desperation
      • Israel was so appalled by this action that they returned home without achieving total victory


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