The Promise Fulfilled
15 They went after them to the Jordan, and behold, all the way was full of clothes and equipment which the Arameans had thrown away in their haste. Then the messengers returned and told the king.
16 So the people went out and plundered the camp of the Arameans. Then a [f]measure of fine flour was sold for a shekel and two [g]measures of barley for a shekel, according to the word of the Lord. 17 Now the king appointed the royal officer on whose hand he leaned [h]to have charge of the gate; but the people trampled on him at the gate, and he died just as the man of God had said, who spoke when the king came down to him. 18 It happened just as the man of God had spoken to the king, saying, “Two [i]measures of barley for a shekel and a [j]measure of fine flour for a shekel, will be sold tomorrow about this time at the gate of Samaria.” 19 Then the royal officer answered the man of God and said, “Now behold, if the Lord should make windows in heaven, could such a thing be?” And he said, “Behold, you will see it with your own eyes, but you will not eat [k]of it.” 20 And so it happened to him, for the people trampled on him at the gate and he died.
It’s a sad thing when people impose limits on God, and I’m sure we all have our own misconceptions. It doesn’t usually end in death, at least not of the physical sort. But the worst misconception we can have is that we aren’t good enough for God.
Indeed, none of us are, and yet all of us are. When we believe we aren’t good enough, we miss out on what God wants to do in our lives, and even worse, we may suffer the fate of spiritual death and separation from God. But God made each of us, and wants to rescue us and show us who HE created us to be. We may have messed up our lives pretty bad, but God is in the restoration business and can do miracles, no matter what we’ve done in the past. Indeed, He IS God, so miracles are kind of his “thing” 🙂
So next time you think God can’t or won’t do something, take a step back and re-think things. Why not? You never know what God will do until you ask. So taste and see that the Lord is good!