|Posted on September 3, 2015 at 11:05 AM|
"And Elisha said, 'As the LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand, surely were it not that I regard the presence of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, I would not look at you, nor see you.'" 2 Kings 3:14
I was reading this morning in 2 Kings chapter 3, about three kings (Judah, Israel and Edom) going to war against Moab, who had rebelled against Israel. As they are marching, they discover that there is no water for their troops and fear that they are going to die at the hand of Moab. Then in verse 11, Jeshoshaphat king of Judah says, "Is there no prophet of the LORD here, that we may inquire of the LORD by him?" So the three kings go down to inquire of the prophet Elisha. At first he didn't want to answer them but rather told them to go inquire of the prophets of their fathers. Still, the king of Israel insists, prompting Elisha to respond. I love what he says: "As the LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand, surely were it not that I regard the presence of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, I would not look at you, nor see you" (2 Kings 3:14). They went on to win that battle in a miraculous way, all because God regarded the presence of Jehoshaphat. If you can take the time to read it, I think you will really be blessed.
As I read that verse (2 Kings 3:14) I prayed: "Lord, may I be such a person, that my presence is regarded by You." May our connection with God be so strong that He regards our presence, and may it bring blessings to those around us
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