2 Kings (letter 12, Larry Crabb’s 66 Love Letters)
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Russian novelist, historian, and short story writer) said the line between good and evil does not run between us and them; it runs through each one of us.Don’t make it your main goal to change bad times to good (though of course we may pray that things will improve) but seek to know God better and to represent Him well in all circumstances, no matter how we feel.Even in the church we talk more about wounds and the promise of therapy.
2 Kings – David Jeremiah (Understanding the 66 Books of the Bible)
Key thought: Though the story of the decline and fall of Israel’s monarchy appears bleak at times, God never lost control of Israel’s destiny and His promises were undeterred..
Key Verse: “So he answered, ‘Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.’” 2 Kings 6:16
Key Action: We, like Elisha, should live with confidence in chaotic times, for we are protected by the invisible armies of the Lord of Hosts (see 2 Kings 6:17).