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2 Kings Chapter 3 (ESV)
4 Now Mesha king of Moab was a sheep breeder, and he had to deliver to the king of Israel 100,000 lambs and the wool of 100,000 rams. 5 But when Ahab died, the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel. 6 So King Jehoram marched out of Samaria at that time and mustered all Israel. 7 And he went and sent word to Jehoshaphat king of Judah: “The king of Moab has rebelled against me. Will you go with me to battle against Moab?” And he said, “I will go. I am as you are, my people as your people, my horses as your horses.” 8 Then he said, “By which way shall we march?” Jehoram answered, “By the way of the wilderness of Edom.”
9 So the king of Israel went with the king of Judah and the king of Edom. And when they had made a circuitous march of seven days, there was no water for the army or for the animals that followed them….
14 And Elisha said, “As the Lord of hosts lives, before whom I stand, were it not that I have regard for Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, I would neither look at you nor see you. 15 But now bring me a musician.” And when the musician played, the hand of the Lord came upon him. 16 And he said, “Thus says the Lord, ‘I will make this dry streambed full of pools.’ 17 For thus says the Lord, ‘You shall not see wind or rain, but that streambed shall be filled with water, so that you shall drink, you, your livestock, and your animals.’ 18 This is a light thing in the sight of the Lord. He will also give the Moabites into your hand,
- If time permits, please read the whole chapter through to learn how Elisha began his ministry in the period of the Divided Kingdoms.
- It seemed King Jehoram made all arrangements for the battle against Moab, or did he? What was the most important thing that Jehoram neglected but reminded by King Jehoshaphat?
- Do I involve God in everyday decision making? Or only when I encounter great difficulties like Jehoram? Notice how this omission cost him dearly.
- Have I developed the habit of asking God to examine my heart and my plans prior to any commitment or plan? Am I willing to wait for and follow through God’s response? Am I in the process of making an important decision now? What is it?
Relax and stay quiet before God for a few minutes. Sing or read the following hymn as God speaks to me:
Be still and know that I am God. Let Me come and do all I want to do.
Let go, be weak, give in, give up. And I will do something new.
Rejoice in My presence, relax in My love. Lay aside your agenda and receive from above.
Quiet yourself and remain here a while. And I will do something new.
Layout my plans before God, ask the Holy Spirit to help me discern my intention and action in this particular decision. Give me a cheerful and obedient heart to follow His will for this matter before me.
“Still” – www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3wwWFsSlNQ