Day 176: He Warned Her

25 Jun, 2020

The Daily Word: Thursday, June 25th, 2020
2 Kings 8:1-9:13
Acts 16:16-40
Psalm 143:1-12
Proverbs 17:26
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
Then Elisha spoke to the woman whose son he had restored to life, saying, “Arise and go, you and your household, and stay wherever you can; for the Lord has called for a famine, and furthermore, it will come upon the land for seven years.” – 2 Kings 8:1

A famine was coming. Some would be caught off guard! But not the Shunammite woman. She was close to Elisha the prophet, who represents the word of God. Because she was close to the word, she knew what was coming in advance!

God will warn you in advance when you stay close to Him! He will turn surprises into sure things. He will tell you what is coming before it happens. Why? So you can show and tell everyone how special you are? No! He tells you so you can prepare.

Wisdom is heeding the warning of God and preparing accordingly. Foolishness is hearing the warning of God but doing nothing with it. When God speaks, are you acting on His word?


Father, I am going to act on Your word! I pray that You would speak to me; and as You do, give me the strength and fortitude to respond with preparation and purpose, in Jesus’ name!

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