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Christian Devotional – July 6, 2020

Double Portion – #3

We skip ahead a bit until the next time we see Elisha. Now, rest assured, he has been with Elijah throughout all the various miracles and messages that Elijah has shared. But now we see him mentioned again in 2 Kings 2:1-6.

And it came about when the Lord was about to take up Elijah by a whirlwind to heaven, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal. Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here please, for the Lord has sent me as far as Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As the Lord lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel. Then the sons of the prophets who were at Bethel came out to Elisha and said to him, “Do you know that the Lord will take away your master from over you today?” And he said, “Yes, I know; be still.” Elijah said to him, “Elisha, please stay here, for the Lord has sent me to Jericho.” But he said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they came to Jericho. The sons of the prophets who were at Jericho approached Elisha and said to him, “Do you know that the Lord will take away your master from over you today?” And he answered, “Yes, I know; be still.” Then Elijah said to him, “Please stay here, for the Lord has sent me to the Jordan.” And he said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So the two of them went on.
2 Kings 2:1‭-‬6 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/2ki.2.1-6.NASB

Three times Elijah asked him to stay and three times Elisha told him no. He had determined that he would stay right with Elijah. He had seen God use him and he would not be parted from what God was doing.

Do we see God working and moving? When we see it, do we do everything we can to make sure we stay right in the middle of what God is doing? Elisha would not be moved or persuaded differently. Are we that steadfastly focused?

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