What is faith? How does it work in your life? What has the Lord taught you about faith? How has He tested your faith?
On Sunday, May 16th, Jill and Ben Nothrop will teach on this essential topic. Also, they’ll have a few of our Wellspring members share from their personal journeys of faith in God. Come ready to be built up and challenged forward in your faith.
Let’s grow together!
DAILY WORD FOR MAY 12, 2021
In 2 Kings 6, God repeatedly uses His prophet Elisha to thwart the enemy’s plans to destroy Israel. Every time the enemy makes a plan, Elisha hears about their strategy from the Lord and tells Israel the details. When the enemy tries to take out Elisha, the army is struck blind and delivered into Elisha’s hands. Elisha is aware of God’s greatness and knows that His heavenly host is far greater than any army the enemy can muster. Surrounded by a massive army of angelic beings, Elisha walks in confident and secure faith in the power and plans of God.
Yet in the midst of the miracles, Israel’s repentance is insincere and its true heart is displayed during tribulation. Under pressure selfishness comes on full display, as even mothers are willing to kill and eat their own children. The king wears the clothes of repentance, but he covers them with his proud, royal robes. When things are pleasant, the king calls the prophet “father”. When circumstances become challenging, the king blames God and makes an oath to murder the prophet. The king’s true self is not the clothes of repentance but his outward ostentatious covering of pride and selfishness.
While things are going crazy in the city and the king is blaming God and vowing to murder the prophet, the elders (the leaders of the families) are actually in a meeting with Elisha, seeking and waiting upon the word of the Lord. A few still believe and seek the Lord’s direction, even defending the prophet by locking out the king’s murderous representatives. There is still hope in Israel as a few individuals hold fast to the word of the Lord and an amazing turn around comes in the next chapter. Wait on the Lord and trust that He has something for us in the next chapter.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” — Jeremiah 29:11 ESV
“I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” — Psalm 27:13-14 ESV
- 5/12 Numbers 15, Psalms 132, II Kings 6, John 3:22-36
- 5/13 Numbers 16, Psalms 133, II Kings 7, John 4:1-30
- 5/14 Numbers 17, Psalms 134, II Kings 8, John 4:31-54
- 5/15 Numbers 18, Psalms 135, II Kings 9, John 5:1-24
- 5/16 Numbers 19, Psalms 136, II Kings 10, John 5:25-47
- 5/17 Numbers 20, Psalms 137, II Kings 11, John 6:1-21
- 5/18 Numbers 21, Psalms 138, II Kings 12, John 6:22-44
- 5/19 Numbers 22, Psalms 139, II Kings 13, John 6:45-71
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