Let’s Do Something While We Can. Why Sit Here until We Die?
II Kings 7:1-9
INTRODUCTION: The text records the story of the Syrians and the Samaritans. The Syrians had so dominated the Samaritans that things could not possibly be worse. There was famine, futility, and frustration. Women were boiling their children for food. Citizens were eating literally anything they could find. Seemingly, all hope was gone. If anyone would welcome hope, these folks would. A promise of hope was desperately needed. The people of Samaria needed help and they needed it now. Those who know the good news are under an inescapable obligation to pass on that news to those who do not know it.
Worst case scenario:
- Sit in contemplation
- Get in our covetousness
- Go with our commission
I. A STRANGE PREDICTION 1-2
A. Unbelievable Truth 1
1. Divine Inspiration 1a
2. Direct Revelation lb
Prophet probably had no idea how the
miracle would come to pass (Heb. 11:1)
comes into play.
Bus company advertisement says, ‘‘Sit
back and leave the driving to us’’
Leave the details of method and timing
B. Unbelief Toward Truth 2
1. Human Speculation 2
By tomorrow you will be able to buy six
times as much food for 1/5 the cost.
‘‘Bring all the tithes into the storehouse,
That there may be food in My house,
And try Me now in this,’’
Says the LORD of hosts,
‘‘‘If I will not open for you the windows of heaven
And pour out for you such blessing
That there will not be room enough to receive it.
‘‘And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes,
So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground,
Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,’’’
Says the LORD of hosts;
‘‘‘And all nations will call you blessed,
For you will be a delightful land,’’’
Says the LORD of hosts.
’’Your words have been harsh against Me,’’
Says the LORD,
‘‘Yet you say,
‘What have we spoken against You?’ You hav ...
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