Double Portion – #8
What is your reputation? How do people know you? Let’s see how people know Elisha. Read 2 Kings 3:9-12.
So the king of Israel went with the king of Judah and the king of Edom; and they made a circuit of seven days’ journey, and there was no water for the army or for the cattle that followed them. Then the king of Israel said, “Alas! For the Lord has called these three kings to give them into the hand of Moab.” But Jehoshaphat said, “Is there not a prophet of the Lord here, that we may inquire of the Lord by him?” And one of the king of Israel’s servants answered and said, “Elisha the son of Shaphat is here, who used to pour water on the hands of Elijah.” Jehoshaphat said, “The word of the Lord is with him.” So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat and the king of Edom went down to him.
2 Kings 3:9-12 NASB
The kings are headed out to war and they want to know what to do and how they are supposed to win. They have heard about Elisha and go to him.
How do people know us? Do we have a reputation of being a follower of God? We must conduct ourselves in a way that points people to Christ.