Christian Devotional – May 3, 2012

2 Kings 3:16–He said, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Make this valley full of trenches.'”

The three kings of Israel, Judah, and Edom asked Elisha to help them and tell them what the Lord had to say about their plans to battle the Moabites. Elisha gave them the Lord’s answer, “Go dig ditches.” There was probably nothing further from their expectations than that. God often has us to the unexpected that rarely makes sense. Many times this is just one way that He can show that the victory is His and not ours, since in this case, those ditches were the crucial factor that caused these three kings to win.

Lord, Your plans may not make sense to me, but they are always perfect. Help me to do whatever You ask of me today, even if it is to dig ditches.

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