April 5, 2021

No Exemption

2 Kings 6:1–7 gives us some important insight into how to regain our spiritual edge,

And the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, “See now, the place where we dwell with you is too small for us. Please, let us go to the Jordan, and let every man take a beam from there, and let us make there a place where we may dwell.” So he answered, “Go.” Then one said, “Please consent to go with your servants.” And he answered, “I will go.” So he went with them. And when they came to the Jordan, they cut down trees. But as one was cutting down a tree, the iron ax head fell into the water; and he cried out and said, “Alas, master! For it was borrowed.” So the man of God said, “Where did it fall?” And he showed him the place. So he cut off a stick, and threw it in there; and he made the iron float. Therefore he said, “Pick it up for yourself.” So he reached out his hand and took it.

There are a number of principles I want to draw from this story.

Although we will be focusing on the one man who experienced the loss of his ax head, for today’s devotion I want to draw your attention to the majority.

As we see from this Scripture, this school for the prophets was needing to expand, to build a bigger building. And notice that everyone had a part to play in what God was doing. It says “Let every man take a beam from there, and let us make there a place where we may dwell.”

In God’s Kingdom plan, being spiritually sharp is not for just a few people. We all have a responsibility to grow. There is no exemption.

God has a role for you to play. You have not been given an exemption from being a part of God’s kingdom plan. He has a part for you to play in His great plan to reach the world!


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