Scripture: “When King Jabin of Hazor heard what had happened, he sent messages to the following kings: King Jobab of Madon; the king of Shimron; the king of Acshaph; all the kings of the northern hill country; the kings in the Jordan Valley south of Galilee; the kings in the Galilean foothills; the kings of Naphoth-dor
Scripture: “Many years later, when Moses had grown up, he went out to visit his own people, the Hebrews, and he saw how hard they were forced to work. During his visit, he saw an Egyptian beating one of his fellow Hebrews. After looking in all directions to make sure no one was watching, Moses killed
Scripture: “Not long after that, Jesus went to the village Nain. His disciples were with him, along with quite a large crowd. As they approached the village gate, they met a funeral procession—a woman’s only son was being carried out for burial. And the mother was a widow. When Jesus saw her, his heart broke.
When Elijah saw Elisha, he make a significant statement by putting his cloak on Elisha. Previously in 1 Kings 19, Elijah had encountered the Lord after a season of discouragement, and the Lord gave him specific instructions to go anoint Elisha as his successor. Yet, Elisha did not know. He woke up that day and went to work as he had for so many days before. In the ordinary moment of plowing the field, God saw Elisha’s faithfulness in the field, and his faithfulness would continue to translate into fruitfulness long after Elijah was gone. From the outside, it seemed that Elisha was simply saying yes to a good opportunity. Yet, it was more than a good opportunity; it was a God opportunity. When Elijah came to Elisha, he could have said no. He could have told him why Elijah should go find someone else for the job…