CHARIOTS OF FIRE
Today’s Reading: 2 Kings 6-7
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Key Verse: 2 Kings 6:17
And Elisha prayed, and said, “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord Jesus, as Your disciples asked You, “Teach us to pray!” Even so, I ask You this blessing, not just what to say when I pray, Lord, but to actually do it with fervency. I believe You now for Your Spirit to come upon me, giving me a spirit of intercession. Amen!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
As I read our Bible reading for today, which will keep us consistent in the two-year through-the-Bible program, I wrote an entire sermon outline in my notebook. However, my instructions from the Lord, I believe, for this study is to aim for 100 words of teaching. This goal keeps me concise (most of the time I go over the 100 words) and determined to present only what seems to me the most important lesson for the day.
The well-known London, England, pastor, Charles Spurgeon, preached on “Man’s Extremity, God’s Opportunity.” I think of his message as I meditate on the circumstances of Israel in today’s reading. If you can find the time, click here to read Spurgeon’s sermon (PDF file).
Here’s a little insight about the four lepers mentioned in 2 Kings 7:3. There is a tradition, not in the Bible, that these were the former servants of Elisha, Gehazi and his three sons. Review from yesterday 2 Kings 5:27.
Yours for fervently inviting God’s intervention in our lives and circumstances,