Christian Devotional – August 28, 2019

Passage. It was time to cross over the Jordan. God was leading Elijah and Elijah used his mantle to part the waters of the Jordan and cross over on dry ground. This is now the third time that this miracle has been used by God. First was the Red Sea and the Israelites leaving Egypt. Second was the Israelites crossing the Jordan into the Promised Land. And now Elijah crossing the Jordan as he prepares to enter the eternal promise land. Read 2 Kings 2:7-8.

Now fifty men of the sons of the prophets went and stood opposite them at a distance, while the two of them stood by the Jordan. Elijah took his mantle and folded it together and struck the waters, and they were divided here and there, so that the two of them crossed over on dry ground.
2 Kings 2:7‭-‬8 NASB

God has a way of bringing similar situations back around again multiple times throughout the Bible so that his people understand and recognize the point. God was creating the path. In all of these cases, the people could not have reached where they were going without God paving the way for them. The Israelites would never have been able to leave Egypt without God opening the way. The children of Israel would never have been able to enter and conquer the Promised Land without God fighting for them. And Elijah would never have been able to reach heaven without God carrying him there.

We will never be able to get where God wants us to go on our own. We are not strong enough, brave enough, fast enough, smart enough, or anything else in order to be able to do what God has us to do. If we are truly going to follow where God is leading us, we must understand that we can only get there through the path that God provides for us.

We cannot accomplish God’s work our way. What are we trying to accomplish today? Are we seeking to follow God’s path? If not we must repent and get back on the path that he has for us.