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Tues 11th August – 2 Kings chapter 1:5-8:
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Tues 11th August Read 2 Kings chapter 1:5-8:
V5: As the messengers return to the king, he knows they have not had time to reach the land of the Philistines and return, so ” Why have you come back?”
V6: They tell of their meeting with ” a man” – it seems they do not know, or recognise Elijah – but they faithfully report his message, both of rebuke and judgement. Surely, some kind of divine compulsion must be upon them!
V7: The king – surely with some suspicion already in his mind – asks what this “prophet of doom” was like?
V8: They describe him – our first clear awareness of his rugged and ” wild ” appearance and attire. In the NT the same is said of John the baptist, of course ( Matthew 3:4.). Remember that Jesus spoke of John as ” a second Elijah” – indeed the fulfillment of the prophecy that Elijah would come again before the coming of Messiah. ( See Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 11:13-14.) The king knows Elijah from this description – a distinctive servant of God with a distinctive ministry!