Read the Bible in a year by reading Second Kings 7--9 today Weeping for God's People By Don Ruhl Elisha met Hazael, the assistant of the king of Syria. During their conversation, this happened, Then [Elisha] set his countenance in a stare until he was ashamed; and the man of God wept. (2Ki. 8:11 NKJV) Hazael wanted to know what was wrong, and Elisha told him, revealing what Hazael would do to Israel. Knowing how Hazael would destroy Israel, killing her people, even pregnant women, made the mighty prophet weep. He wept because of his love for Israel. Our hearts should be the same for the church, which is composed of the people of Jesus Christ. Are we truly concerned about her future welfare or do we just want the lights and heat on when we arrive for worship? Question from the text: How much of Jezebel did they find after her death?