Re:Verse reading–2 Kings 4:8-37 (day seven)

It poses an interesting question. What does one really need?  What are the essential things, all others being luxuries and privileges?

Elisha’s story illustrates.  We need food.  “she urged him to stay for a meal, whenever he came by.”  We need a place to rest and pray.  Without quiet time with the Lord, we miss the Spirit’s path and plan.  “In quietness and confidence you will find strength”–Isaiah 30:15.  We need friends who care for and encourage us.  The Shunnamite woman was a gift from God to Elisha.  We should thank God for those who encourage /care for us.

It is a short list.  Much shorter than is sometimes imagined.  ” ‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free, ’tis the gift to come down where you ought to be.”–Old Quaker song.

God be praised!  “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness.”–2 Peter 1:3.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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  1. Great read! God gives us everything we need for life. We need food, a place to rest and pray, and friends who care for and encourage us! If we ask for more and if God provides, does it make sense to use that extra resources to do His will?

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