Elisha sent a messenger to say to him, “Go, wash yourself seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will be restored and you will be cleansed.” But Naaman went away angry and said, “I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy.
2 Kings 5:10-11//
Why do I get angry when God does not work as quickly or easily as I expected Him to?
For this is what the Lord says: You will see neither wind nor rain, yet this valley will be filled with water, and you, your cattle and your other animals will drink. This is an easy thing in the eyes of the Lord; he will also deliver Moab into your hands.
2 Kings 3:17-18//
What I think is impossible is easy for our Lord. He does the impossible and then more.
From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some boys came out of the town and jeered at him. “Get out of here, baldy!” they said. “Get out of here, baldy!” He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the Lord. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the boys.
2 Kings 2:23-24//
Don’t mess with a true prophet.
The angel of the Lord said to Elijah, “Go down with him; do not be afraid of him.” So Elijah got up and went down with him to the king.
2 Kings 1:15//
The Lord will send the right people at the right time to ensure my safety.
He said to the king, “This is what the Lord says: ‘You have set free a man I had determined should die. Therefore it is your life for his life, your people for his people.’” Sullen and angry, the king of Israel went to his palace in Samaria.
1 Kings 20:42-43//
Lack of obedience to the Lord has consequences, which can include my emotional and physical destruction.
The angel of the Lord came back a second time and touched him and said, “Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.”
1 Kings 19:7//
We are told, “The Lord will never give you more than you can bare.” This is untrue. The Lord will give us more than we can bare, so that we will lean solely on Him.
Some time later the son of the woman who owned the house became ill. He grew worse and worse, and finally stopped breathing. She said to Elijah, “What do you have against me, man of God? Did you come to remind me of my sin and kill my son?”
1 Kings 17:17-18//
When things go wrong, is my first tendency to blame the Lord or even my past?
Isaiah 41:1 Be silent before Me, you islands! Let the nations renew their strength!//
Part of having one’s strength renewed is being quiet before the Lord. Lagging strength? How has my quiet time with God been?
He not only considered it trivial to commit the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, but he also married Jezebel daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and began to serve Baal and worship him.
1 Kings 16:31//
My marriage will have a direct impact on my relationship with God. Lord, thank You for a Godly, graceful, and amazing wife!!!
For David had done what was right in the eyes of the Lord and had not failed to keep any of the Lord’s commands all the days of his life—except in the case of Uriah the Hittite.
1 Kings 15:5//
Despite my sins and major failings, the Lord can still see me as a man who does right in His eyes. Praise to our Father for His amazing grace!