Will you join me in reading 2 Kings 6 – 8 today???
“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?'” 2 Kings 6:15 (KJB)
Elisha the prophet, the man of God, had been able to tell the king of Israel every move the king of Syria had made to war against Israel. The king of Syria was coming to get Elisha, and to get rid of the problem. You will take note the prophet Elisha exhibits no fear.
On this certain day the prophet’s servant awakes, goes outside and sees the Syrian army surrounding the city of Dothan. They are out to get his master, his teacher, his friend whom he loves. It does not say that he awakened Elisha, but I suppose that could have happened. The servant is fearful; not only for Elisha, but for himself too.
The “Alas, my master” is a cry of alarm and fear. Then, “What shall we do?” is the question we would ask.
When troubles surround us what shall we do? We live like the prophet Elisha. We trust in the LORD God Almighty, and believe that He has our best interest at His heart and in His hands.
In this event of Elisha’s ministry we see some mighty and amazing things happen; 1) The eyes of the servant are opened to see a heavenly army surrounding the Syrian army and the city; 2) The eyes of the Syrians are blinded as they come to take Elisha; 3) The whole Syrian army is captured by one man and taken to the king of Israel; 4) The lives of the army of Syria is spared, fed, and released.
What a man of God can do when troubles surround us is amazing when we walk with God.
Begin your walk, your fellowship with God by coming to Him the only way there is; and that is through the death, burial, and resurrection of the Son of God Jesus Christ who is God the Son. Trust Him, then fear nothing else.