June 22, 2019: SOAP #3488: 2Kings 8,9; 2Chronicles 21; 1Timothy 4 Scripture: 2Kings (NIV) 8:4 The king was talking to Gehazi, the servant of the man of God, and had said, “Tell me about all the great things Elisha has done.” 5 Just as Gehazi was telling the king how Elisha had restored the dead […]
June 22, 2019: SOAP #3488: 2Kings 8,9; 2Chronicles 21; 1Timothy 4
Scripture: 2Kings (NIV) 8:4 The king was talking toGehazi, the servant of the man of God, and had said, “Tell me about allthe great things Elisha has done.” 5 Just as Gehazi was telling the kinghow Elisha had restored the dead to life, the woman whose son Elisha hadbrought back to life came to beg the king for her house and land. Gehazi said,“This is the woman, my lord the king, and this is her son whom Elisharestored to life.”
Observation: Thiswoman had been encouraged by the Elisha to live in elsewhere during thefamine. Now the famine was over, and shehas returned to Israel from the land of the Philistines. In her absence, someone had taken over herproperty, so she went to the king to request his help. As she enters the king's presence, the kingis having an interesting conversation with Elisha's servant, Gehazi. He is asking about the miracle done inElisha's ministry"about people raised to life from the dead. And AT THAT MOMENT in walks this woman whoseson had been raised from the dead! Shehas a need and the perfect timing of god insured that the king would be kindlyinclined!
Application: In these past 3 weeks, my heart has rejoicedto find God's favor doing the same for me. Several times, I walked into situations at the exact time for God toanswer one of my needs. Several times,people have arrived just in time to give me wise counsel. God's timing is amazing.
Psalm 37:23 (KJV) The steps of a goodman are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, indeed my steps these pastfew weeks have been 'ordered' by you! Iam glad to know you delight in my way, for I surely delight in your ways! Walking in your paths keep me in step withyour timing! I need your timing in orderto accomplish the assignments you have for me. Amen
Making friends for time and eternity!