2 KINGS‬ ‭6‬:‭16‬-‭17‬ ‭‬‬

““Don’t be afraid!” Elisha told him. “For there are more on our side than on theirs!” Then Elisha prayed, “O Lord, open his eyes and let him see!” The Lord opened the young man’s eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire.”

2 Kings‬ ‭6‬:‭16‬-‭17‬ ‭NLT‬‬

When we are faced with great danger, it is important for us to remember the truths that we cannot see. We know that we have the sovereign hand of God upon us and that his will holds the very universe together. Therefore we should not be afraid, we should not be dismayed and we should be anxious for nothing. Gif calls us to have different eyes while viewing the things of the world. He calls us to apply this spiritual lens in every situation. In this passage, the lens is applied just the same despite the varied circumstance. Whether a sunken axe head or an imminent defeat, God is constantly at work, present and available to us. Our call In this passage is threefold. We can be like the enemies of God who see nothing until it is too late. We can be like the servants of God who see God, only in disparity, or we can be like Elisha who see God despite the situation. Clearly the latter is the better. And though it makes enemies of those jealous of his peace, it gives us a fulfilling life.

Published by Josh McGary

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

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