Validation of the Prophet’s Ministry
When Elisha assumed the mantle of Elijah’s ministry, God provided a unique means of validating that transition of authority.
Today’s reading: 2 Kings 2:19-4:44
God gave Elisha the power to perform miracles as a means of certifying the authenticity of the prophet’s role. There are clear parallels to several of Jesus’ miracles. Yet the seeking of signs and miracles can be an obstacle to faith (Matthew 12:38-39; 1 Corinthians 1:22). Jesus is the culmination of God’s revelation to us in His Word, the Bible (Hebrews 1:1-2). Let us be diligent to study and believe what He has revealed in Scripture.
[For more reflections on this passage see the corresponding reading in my book Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days].