Week Thirty-eight — Verse by Verse Devotional Series — The Works of Elisha — 2 Kings 6:16, 17

Sunday, September 19

2 Kings 6: 16, 17 “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”  And Elisha prayed, “O Lord, open his eyes so he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

Prayer: Lord, help us to see your protection and love.

Thought for the day: Infrared sensors can easily see what our eyes may miss in the dark.

Monday, September 20

Isaiah 42: 6,7 “I, the Lord have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.

Prayer: Lord God, thank you for sending Jesus to open our eyes, free our spirits, and release us from bondage.

Thought for the day: A wilderness tracker sees the signs that were always available.

Tuesday, September 21

Psalm 66:5 Come and see what God has done, how awesome his works in man’s behalf!

Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for all who would share with us a vision of your works.

Thought for the day: Find someone today who can watch a sunset with you.

Wednesday, September 22

Ezekiel 13: 6,7 Their visions are false and their divinations a lie. They say, “The Lord declares,” when the lord has not sent them; yet they expect their words to be fulfilled.  Have you not seen false vision sand uttered lying deviations when you say, “The Lord declares,” though I have not spoken?

Prayer: O God, spare us from the misdirection of false visions.

Thought for the day: Many religious messages are political commercials the Lord has not approved.

Thursday, September 23

Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

Prayer: O God, may our hearts be pure so we may see you.

Thought for the day: When your vision of God gets blurry, try cleaning your lenses.

Friday, September 24

John 9: 10, 11 “How then were your eyes opened?” they demanded. He replied, “The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes.  He told me to go to Siloam and wash.  So I went and washed, and then I could see.”

Prayer: Lord Jesus, for all the times we lacked vision we thank you that you have opened our eyes.

Thought for the day: Sight is a miracle of engineering.

Saturday, September 25

I Peter 1:8 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

Prayer: Jesus, in faith we are filled with joy for the salvation you have promised to us.

Thought for the day: Packages filled with love contain more than the label reveals.
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