Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Saturday, September 5, 2020

Theme: WHERE COULD SAFETY BE FOUND?

Text: “And he answered, Fear not:  for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw:  and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.” – 2 Kings 6:16,17.

Comment: When the king of Syria found out that his evil plans against the King of Israel had been exposed by God through His servant Elisha, he then sent his army to capture the man of God.  (2 Kings 6:8-14) But the servant of Elisha who came out and saw the “great host that compassed the city”, became afraid as it is written: “And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? Elisha reminded him of God’s protection upon them and all His children by God’s grace, as expressed in the text for today. To show how frail man is, all the armed men became blind following the prayer of Elisha and he led them to the King of Israel and instructed him to feed them and let them go. In spite of their arrogance and display of power, they were thoroughly humbled. – 2 Kings 6:13-21.

Indeed, God will certainly bless, protect and deliver or save His faithful worshippers who trust in Him. The Psalmist declared: “The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. O taste and see that the LORD is good:  blessed is the man that trusteth in him.” – Psalm 34:7,8.