It is more blessed to give than receive

2Kings 4-6 Today many wish they had a double portion of Elijah’s power to eradicate this dratted virus that has us quarantined. Instead, God has given us not a double portion of miraculous powers but the power of the Word so we might bear fruit in every good deed growing in the knowledge of God. [Col1]

Elisha had asked for a double portion of Elijah’s power, and Elijah granted it should Elisha see him depart to heaven.  Elisha then used that power to give hope to the widow whose husband had been a loyal follower of the Lord but now was near destitution because her bank account was empty. The next was the raising of the dead child of the Shunammite woman. And then he healed the poisoned stew.  Elisha used his power to alleviate suffering, provide healing, and even locate a lost ax head.  Elisha sought to be of help to all of these and, most likely, many more. Elisha is an example to us of how we may use our talents and gifts to bless God’s people.

What have you been given that you can share with others? Are you actively looking to share” 

“It is more blessed to give than to receive” [Acts 20]

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