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“Trampled to Death”

“Elisha replied… ‘This is what the LORD says: By this time tomorrow in the markets of Samaria, five quarts of choice flour will cost only one piece of silver, and ten quarts of barley grain will cost only one piece of silver.’ The officer assisting the king said to the man of God, ‘That couldn’t happen even if the LORD opened the windows of heaven!’ But Elisha replied, ‘You will see it happen with your own eyes, , but you won’t be able to eat any of it!’”

2 Kings 7:1-2, 16-17 NLT

And sure enough—when the lepers reported the enemy had fled leaving all their supplies behind, “…the people of Samaria rushed out and plundered the Aramean camp…” And the king’s assistant in charge of the city gate was “…trampled to death as the people rushed out.”

(v. 16-17) What a price to pay for his unbelief!

Unbelief is always a killer. It tramples unity among families, squelches the joy of expectation, and disturbs the peace in our hearts. Unbelief makes ME work harder to make “it” happen and my patience wears thin when “it” doesn’t happen. Unbelief steals my energy and eats holes in my pockets.

Why would I want to live with such an accomplished thief? Why allow unbelief to constantly flood my mind with fear? Since we usually trust those we spend time with, why keep hanging out with the world’s biggest discourager?

The words GOD speaks are full of life. But I won’t believe those encouraging words unless I get to KNOW the One who speaks them. So why not hang out with Him instead? After all, God wants relationship with me, not to torment me with lies but to love me with Truth. Besides, the more I know God, the more I will trust every Word He says.

When I trust God, unbelief will no longer trample the life out of me!


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