[bible1year] Devotional comments on II Kings 6-8

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From: glen_stewart@...
Date: 21 Apr 2015 11:46:10 -0000
APRIL 21

        Chapters 6--8 record additional miracles in the ministry of 
Elisha. Some were done privately for God's people and some were done 
publicly for the nation. In each case we clearly see that Elisha was 
never at a loss to know God's will, or exercise God's power. What a 
great testimony for the Christian today who is constantly alert to 
the leadership of the Holy Spirit. I sincerely believe God wants all 
His children to have that wholesome relationship with Him. Too often 
we are guilty of depending on the flesh, but God wants us to be led 
by His Holy Spirit, ever ready to witness for Him.

        In chapter 6 Elisha restores the axe-head, captures the 
Syrian invaders, and delivers the city from the Syrian army. Note in 
chapter 7:9 that when the imprisoned citizens of Samaria heard the 
good news, they rushed out and trampled the unbelieving lord under 
foot. He had heard the good news, and he saw the proof of the 
message, but he died before he could enjoy it. What a warning to the 
sinner who delays receiving Christ. Christ stands at the heart's 
door, waiting to be invited in. The devil would want you to believe 
there is no urgency in receiving Christ, but don't be guilty of 
putting off until tomorrow what should be done today. There are many 
people who planned to be saved in the eleventh hour, but died at 
10:30!