June 19 2 Kings 12-13 (ESV) 12:1 In the seventh year of Jehu, Jehoash  began to reign, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Zibiah of Beersheba. 2 And Jehoash did what was right in the eyes of the Lord all his days, because Jehoiada the priest instructed him. 3 Nevertheless, the high places were not taken away; the … More June 19 2 Kings 12-13
June 18 2 Kings 10-11 (ESV) Jehu Slaughters Ahab’s Descendants 10:1 Now Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. So Jehu wrote letters and sent them to Samaria, to the rulers of the city,  to the elders, and to the guardians of the sons  of Ahab, saying, 2 “Now then, as soon as this letter comes to you, seeing your master’s … More June 18 2 Kings 10-11
Bob Deffinbaugh on 2 Kings 10, in a message, “The Life and Times of Elisha the Prophet—Jehu Cleans House (Ahab’s House)” Some might be repulsed by the events of our text as violent and bloody. I would agree that what Jehu did was violent and bloody. I would suggest that this should warn us as … More How much does God hate sin?
In 2 Kings 8, we read of the Shunammite woman‘s obedience to Elisha to sojourn “wherever you can, for the Lord has called for a famine.” Elisha knew good and well who causes famines. God does.Leviticus 26:3–4 says, If you walk in my statutes and observe my commandments and do them, then I will give you … More Sovereign over famine and restoration
June 17 2 Kings 8-9 (ESV) The Shunammite’s Land Restored 8:1 Now Elisha had said to the woman whose son he had restored to life, “Arise, and depart with your household, and sojourn wherever you can, for the Lord has called for a famine, and it will come upon the land for seven years.” 2 So the woman arose and … More June 17 2 Kings 8-9
Pastor Heath Taylor posted at his blog, “The Pulpit and the Pew,” Do your axe heads float? I have found that many of mine don’t. Before you get too confused or frustrated to continue reading, I should tell you that I was reading through the ministry of the prophet Elisha recently. (1 Kings 19 – 2 Kings 13) He … More Floating Axeheads?
June 16 2 Kings 6-7 (ESV) The Axe Head Recovered 6:1 Now the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, “See, the place where we dwell under your charge is too small for us. 2 Let us go to the Jordan and each of us get there a log, and let us make a place for us to … More June 16 2 Kings 6-7
So Naaman came with his horses and chariots and stood at the door of Elisha’s house. And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored, and you shall be clean.” But Naaman was angry and went away, saying, “Behold, I thought that … More Naaman: A portrait of how God saves
June 15 2 Kings 4-5 (ESV) Elisha and the Widow’s Oil 4:1 Now the wife of one of the sons of the prophets cried to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared theLord, but the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves.” 2 And Elisha said … More June 15 2 Kings 4-5
June 14 2 Kings 1-3 (ESV) Elijah Denounces Ahaziah 1:1 After the death of Ahab, Moab rebelled against Israel. 2 Now Ahaziah fell through the lattice in his upper chamber in Samaria, and lay sick; so he sent messengers, telling them, “Go, inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron, whether I shall recover from this sickness.” 3 But the … More June 14 2 Kings 1-3