I hope you’re enjoying our walk through 2 Kings! The stories are colorful and encouraging. Today is no exception.
Elisha, the prophet of the Lord, while on his journeys passed through the town of Shunem. There he met a couple that loved and cared for his needs. Their lives intersected in an incredible story. There are several great lessons we can learn from this story.
We honor God by honoring God’s servants. (v.8-10)
This woman and her husband went above and beyond to care for God’s man – Elisha. They fed him (I’m sure the best of foods) – they even built a room just for him. We need to remember that we do things for others (especially God’s servants) in Jesus name – we’re doing them for Him (Matthew 25:40-45).
In the same way, the Lord commanded that those who proclaim the gospel should get their living by the gospel. 1 Corinthians 9:14
Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching. 1 Timothy 5:17
One who is taught the word must share all good things with the one who teaches. Galatians 6:6
The one who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward… Matthew 10:41a
God is the giver of good gifts. (v.9-17)
God wants to bless His children with good things. Our obedience becomes an important factor. He can’t bless disobedience, or we would conclude that it’s OK. As we honor and follow God He gives good gifts to His children.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17
Healing comes from God. (v.8-10)
All healing comes from God. Sometimes God chooses to heal through medicine or procedures, other times He heals supernaturally, but all healing comes from Him.
- How can you honor God this week by honoring His children?
- What good gifts has the Father given you that you’ve failed to thank Him for? Stop and do that right now…
- What do you need God’s healing for in your life this week?
By: Tim Parsons — Lead Pastor