May 27, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we are continuing in Romans, and read two chapters in 2 Kings.

May 27: Romans 5, 2 Kings 3, 2 Kings 4 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Romans 5. This is a great chapter and tells how faith triumphs in trouble, one quote: “God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” And so it is: Death came through one man, Adam, but “if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.” Let that sink in.

2 Kings 3. There is trouble all around: Moab Rebels Against Israel. Israel calls for Judah and Edom to help.  They gather their armies and horses, but after seven days without water they call for Elisha. He tells them to dig ditches in the desert. They obey, and without rain the ditches are filled, they all got water and quenched the rebellion. Then they punished Moab, but the King offered his firstborn son as a burnt offering. This was too drastic even for Israel, so they drew back.

2 Kings 4, Like Elijah, Elisha multiplies a widow’s oil, like Elijah, Elisha Raises a person from death, this time the Shunammite’s Son. Elisha purifies a pot of stew, and at another time he feeds one hundred men. with twenty small loaves of bread, and there are leftovers, much like Jesus did, but on a much smaller scale.

 

2 Kings 4, Elisha and the Widow’s Oil, Elisha Raises the Shunammite’s Son, Elisha Purifies the Pot of Stew, Elisha Feeds One Hundred Men.

2 Kings 4, Elisha and the Widow’s Oil, Elisha Raises the Shunammite’s Son, Elisha Purifies the Pot of Stew, Elisha Feeds One Hundred Men.