Christian Devotional – July 23, 2020

Double Portion – #17

There’s death in the pot. Such an interesting statement, especially since the scripture doesn’t record anything about anyone dying. Elisha shares the next of many amazing miracles that he performs. Read 2 Kings 4:38-41.

When Elisha returned to Gilgal, there was a famine in the land. As the sons of the prophets were sitting before him, he said to his servant, “Put on the large pot and boil stew for the sons of the prophets.” Then one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine and gathered from it his lap full of wild gourds, and came and sliced them into the pot of stew, for they did not know what they were. So they poured it out for the men to eat. And as they were eating of the stew, they cried out and said, “O man of God, there is death in the pot.” And they were unable to eat. But he said, “Now bring meal.” He threw it into the pot and said, “Pour it out for the people that they may eat.” Then there was no harm in the pot.
2 Kings 4:38‭-‬41 NASB

People had put food together and somehow they figured out that they had accidentally poisoned their stew. Elisha doesn’t even seem concerned and he gives direction to add something to the pot and all is well. We’re not told what was wrong with the meal, or how they know it’s wrong. However, we see that Elisha gives direction and the the pot is fine.

I have had several situations where it seems impossible or even crazy to get through and then God steps in, does something and all of a sudden everything is fine. I don’t know how He did it, I just know that He did. God can always move and we should never forget that. When God wants to right a situation, He absolutely can. Do we trust Him to do that.

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