Today you should read: 2 Kings 4:38-44
“just as the Lord had promised” 2 Kings 4:44b
While reading today’s passage this phrase really stuck out to me. In our reading we saw two miracles that Elisha performed. In one, we see some stew that had accidently been poisoned and Elisha threw some flour in it and it was miraculously ok. The second was Elisha feeding 100 people with a small amount of food some random guy brought to him. I had never actually noticed this story until just now. This was a precursor to Jesus feeding the multitudes. Elisha essentially does the same miracle but on a smaller scale. In the second miracle there are two phrases that really jumped out. The first is in verse 43:
“But Elisha repeated, ‘Give it to the people so they can eat, for this is what the Lord says: Everyone will eat, and there will even be some left over!” (emphasis mine)
Elisha tells the man to give the people the food he had brought with him. The man doesn’t believe that there is enough but Elisha tells him the Lord had said, “it was not only enough, but that there will be leftovers.” The next part is what this post started with in verse 44, “Just as the Lord had promised.” It happened just as Elisha told the man. The people ate and had leftovers.
So, what about you? Are there promises of God you struggle to hold on to? Are there things in your life you just can’t seem to give over to God even though you know and believe God can and will take care of them? This isn’t the health and wealth gospel but we are told to hold onto and trust the promises of God. So are you? Know that today you can do this. You can trust in what God has promised. You can know that it will happen “just as the Lord had promised.”
Posted by: Robbie Byrd