I love reading 2 Kings 4, with the stories of Elisha and the poor woman, as well as the rich woman who makes a room for Elisha the prophet to come and stay. The story of the poor woman with two children reminds me of my own personal story. The woman has lost her husband … Continue reading Full to Brim
When the prophet Elijah met with Ahab, there is an exchange that speaks volumes. Ahab says to Elijah, “So, my enemy, you have found me!” He is called an enemy. Elijah an enemy? He is a prophet of the Lord. He was used by God to raise someone from the dead. He predicted a drought. … Continue reading My Enemy
Barriers and Bridges
The woman at the well appeared surprised to be approached by Jesus as she was a Samaritan and Jews did not have relations with Samaritans. As the longest documented conversation Jesus had with anyone continued, Jesus tore down barriers as she focused on division. For Jesus to approach her was unseen of at this time, … Continue reading Barriers and Bridges
Keeping the Father Waiting
We often keep our Father waiting. We don’t spend time with Him. We go through our entire day and don’t even speak to Him or even think of Him. Sometimes we walk away. And as the father in the story of the Prodigal Son, our Father waits. He’s always reaching out, always wanting us to … Continue reading Keeping the Father Waiting
King Aram told his commanders not to fight with anyone except Ahab king of Israel but King Ahab had a plan to foil any possible injury. He decided he would wear a disguise in battle. To throw the people off of him, he told Jehoshaphat to still wear his royal robes. Off they went into … Continue reading God Intervened
Naaman had leprosy. He was instructed by Elisha to dip himself into the Jordan River seven times. When Naaman did this he was healed. But it didn’t say that he was simply healed of the condition. The Bible says that “his skin became as healthy as the skin of a young child’s.” I do not … Continue reading Young Skin
Shut the Door Behind You
I always remind the kids to shut the door behind them as they are heading outside on the cold days. By doing this, they keep the cold air outside where it belongs. There are two times in 2 Kings 4 where we read “shut the door behind.” First there is the widow who is instructed … Continue reading Shut the Door Behind You
Nothing But Trouble
Micaiah prophesies against Ahab. Whenever the king of Israel consulted with him, it was always trouble. Nothing but trouble. Ahab did not like to hear what Micaiah would say—all this trouble. The problem was the way he was living was the reason for the trouble. Ahab did not like to hear the truth. It was … Continue reading Nothing But Trouble
Settling Down With God: A Study of 1 Kings
This book is a 10 Session Bible Study book great for both individual study or group Bible study. I just finished working on this new project, Settling Down With God: A Study of 1 Kings. Funny enough, when God gave me the title, I initially thought that He wanted me to write about coping with … Continue reading Settling Down With God: A Study of 1 Kings
2 Kings 3 Bible Study: Are You a Ditch Digger?
This lesson is a Bible Study Lesson on 2 Kings 3: Are You a Ditch Digger. This lesson is geared toward youth and adult Bible study groups. Please feel free to download and/or print the lesson and the accompanying resource(s) and use for ministry purposes. If you have any comments or questions, do not hesitate … Continue reading 2 Kings 3 Bible Study: Are You a Ditch Digger?