Judgement vs. Grace

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breadThis weekend our Faith Life Group read 2 Kings 6:8-23 where we find the story of Elisha and his servant surrounded by the army of the Arameans. The army had come to kill Elisha so that He would stop using his supernatural abilities to warn the King of Israel concerning the Aramean’s strategic moves against Israel. If you know the story you know that God sent his angels to surround Elisha and then opened the eyes of Elisha’s servant so that he could see them as Elisha did. What I was impressed with this morning is what Elisha did after God supernaturally blinded the Aramean army. Elisha led them to Samaria where their eyes were opened.

Upon seeing them in Samaria the King of Israel asked Elisha if he should kill them and Elisha answered, “Of course not!”

They were fed and then sent home. I’m not sure if it was the blindness or the kindness but the scriptures record that the army of Aram never returned to Israel again. Sometimes I need a reminder that in God’s plan during the time that we live, His power isn’t being poured out in powerful judgment, but rather wonderful grace. Let’s be people into whose lives the power of God can move and then let’s feed our enemies. Let’s remember that His kindness leads us to repentance. 


One thought on “Judgement vs. Grace

    July 25, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    It is against logic to allow grace. But mountains of hatred can crumble in its presence. His ways are always higher.

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