07/02/15 Is There No God in Israel?

READING: 2 Kings 1-4

TEXTS AND APPLICATION: Ahaziah, son of Ahab, was the king of Israel. He fell through a window, and then he sent messengers to inquire from a false god whether he would recover from his fall (2 Kgs. 1:1-2). It was the prophet Elijah who met the messengers with these words:

2 Kgs. 1:3 Is it because there is no God in Israel that you’re sending these men to inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron?

Obviously, there was a God in Israel. In these chapters, He is the God who consumed false messengers (2 Kgs. 1:9-12), parted the Jordan River — again (2 Kgs. 2:7-8, 14), carried Elijah away in a whirlwind (2 Kgs. 2:11), cleaned up contaminated water (2 Kgs. 2:19-22), judged boys who ridiculed Elisha (2 Kgs. 2:23-24), filled stream beds with water (2 Kgs. 3:20), multiplied a widow's oil (2 Kgs. 4:1-7), granted a child and then raised that child from the dead (2 Kgs. 4:11-37), corrected bad soup (2 Kgs. 4:38-41), and multiplied bread (2 Kgs. 4:42-44).  

There was indeed a God in Israel.  A righteous judge. A miracle worker. A healer. A provider. 

Why would we ever turn to other “gods” for direction and advice? 

PRAYER: Pray with me that we would always run to God and His Word, never trusting false gods in our lives.     




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