Jehoshaphat and Joram maybe kings, but they are just men. At this point in the history of ancient Israel, there is a semblance of godly peace. Both seated upon the throne claim to be followers of God. Jehoshaphat, in actuality, and Joram, on the surface. They both used God’s name to march in battle. Yet, in both cases, neither of them sought God first. As has been proven time and time again, God shows favor on those who sincerely call out to him. When he shows up, it is always a sight to behold. Yet, Elisha’s sentiment rings true. It is the request of the righteous one to which God inclined. These two men blame their impending doom on God. They claim he sent them to die, when he didn’t send them at all. Had they asked, and when they did, they would’ve had everything they needed. God brings rain to the righteous and wicked the same. Our victory is ensured by asking for it from God. When we don’t, it should be easy to see why we fail. Not because of our works, but because we lack his.
2 KINGS 3:7-14
Posted byJosh McGaryPosted in2 Kings, Bible Thoughts, blogs, teachingTags:2 Kings, 2023, bible, Bible Thoughts, Elisha, Jehoshaphat, Joram, righteous, wicked, works
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MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary View more posts