Day 8 - 2 Kings 6:15-18


2 Kings 6:15-18

15 When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?” the servant asked. 16 “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”

17 And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, LORD, so that he may see.” Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 18 As the enemy came down toward him, Elisha prayed to the LORD, “Strike this army with blindness.” So he struck them with blindness, as Elisha had asked.

The king of Aram was at war with Israel but Israel always seemed a step ahead. This was because God would reveal the king’s secret plans to his prophet Elisha who would then relay them to Israel’s King. So the king of Aram sent an army with horses and chariots to capture and kill Elijah. Elisha’s servant became terrified when he saw that they were surrounded by Israel’s enemies. “What shall we do?” he cried. But Elisha told him not to be afraid because “those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Then he asked God to open his servant’s eyes so he could see the power and protection of God.

When we see the problems and obstacles before us we often forget that God is with us, protecting us and providing for our needs. We often need God’s help to see that we are not alone and do not need to be afraid.

What are you fearful of today that you need God to open your eyes to see his power, protection and provision? 

Prayer Time

2 Minutes - Silence and Listen for God's Response