Today we are reading one chapter in Paul’s letter to the Romans, and starting with two chapters in 2 Kings.
Romans 4. Abraham was justified by faith, not works and definitely not circumcision. Where there is no law, there is no transgression. Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed, and it was credited to him as righteousness. And “for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.”
2 Kings 1. God Judged Ahaziah. Elijah the prophet delivered the messages from God, and so Ahaziah died, left no heir, so Joram, son of Ahab became king.
2 Kings 2, Elijah was taken up to heaven, Elisha asked for a double portion of Elijah’s spirit, and received it, because he witnessed Elijah’s ascension.