Taking Up The Mantle – “It Pays to Serve GOD”

As we’ve already noted, the place of service for Elisha continued to change drastically. The places GOD would direct him to were as different as day & night. In chapter 2, Elisha was being mocked by a gang of hoodlums. From that low point, Elisha finds himself being sought out by 3 kings to help them win a battle against Moab in chapter 3. Then in chapter 4, Elisha goes from helping 3 kings & their armies to helping an obscure, poverty stricken widow who had nothing but a pot (jar) of oil left in her house. Here in our text tonight, Elisha goes from the destitute widow to a great woman of Shunem whose situation was in many ways much better than that of the widow.

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