Double Portion – #27
It’s a really low time for Israel. Things are so bad that women are eating their own children. The king of Israel blames Elisha. Read 2 Kings 6:31-33.
Then he said, “May God do so to me and more also, if the head of Elisha the son of Shaphat remains on him today.” Now Elisha was sitting in his house, and the elders were sitting with him. And the king sent a man from his presence; but before the messenger came to him, he said to the elders, “Do you see how this son of a murderer has sent to take away my head? Look, when the messenger comes, shut the door and hold the door shut against him. Is not the sound of his master’s feet behind him?” While he was still talking with them, behold, the messenger came down to him and he said, “Behold, this evil is from the Lord ; why should I wait for the Lord any longer?”
2 Kings 6:31-33 NASB
The king sends someone to kill Elisha. That was his response to being confronted with his sin. How do we respond when confronted with our sin? Do we accept and confess or do we deny and blame others?
God knows our weaknesses and he still offers us grace, but we have to confess and accept. Are we willing to confess or are we trying to deny and then make the problem disappear?