In week 5 of stay at home it is starting to feel that we are under siege by an invisible and unseen enemy. We may not know how much longer we will continue to suffer the social distancing and economic impact we can be confident that God already has a plan in place and that sooner rather than later he will turn things around.
Today we look at a story in 2 Kings Chapter 6 of how God had a plan of deliverance for the city of Samaria in Israel.
As a result, there was a great famine in the city. The siege lasted so long that a donkey’s head sold for eighty pieces of silver, and a cup of dove’s dung sold for five pieces of silver. 2 Kings 6:25
One day as the king of Israel was walking along the wall of the city, a woman called to him, “Please help me, my lord the king!” 2 Kings 6:26
May God strike me and even kill me if I don’t separate Elisha’s head from his shoulders this very day,” the king vowed. 2 Kings 6:31
Have I now become your enemy because I am telling you the truth? Those false teachers are so eager to win your favor, but their intentions are not good. They are trying to shut you off from me so that you will pay attention only to them. Galatians 4:16-17
Elisha replied, “Listen to this message from the Lord! This is what the Lord says: By this time tomorrow in the markets of Samaria, five quarts of choice flour will cost only one piece of silver, and ten quarts of barley grain will cost only one piece of silver.” 2 The officer assisting the king said to the man of God, “That couldn’t happen even if the Lord opened the windows of heaven!” 2 Kings 7:1-2