• Elisha Takes Up His Teacher’s Mantle Devotional

    2 Kings 2:1–14

    The gift of prophecy has ceased, so Jesus calls none of us to be prophets in the classical sense. However, we are called to bear witness to Him where we are and insofar as we are able. This is the mantle—or better, the cross—that all of God’s people are given in this new covenant era. We are called not to be ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ (Rom. 1:16–17), to stand firm for His truth. Like Elisha, we can do that only in the power of the Holy Spirit given to us. View Resource

  • Elisha Succeeds Elijah Devotional

    2 Kings 2:1-14

    Leaders of God’s people come and go, but His Word remains. No figure besides the Lord is indispensable in His kingdom, which is why we should not esteem any teacher or leader more than we esteem the Lord. God’s kingdom will carry on, though leaders will come and go. Our confidence is in the power of His Word, not in individual servants of God. View Resource

  • Elisha Begins His Ministry Devotional

    2 Kings 2:15–25

    Matthew Henry comments on the boys who opposed Elisha: “Let the hideous shrieks and groans of this wicked, wretched brood make our flesh tremble for fear of God.” The Lord does not take the mockery of His Word lightly, so we should fear Him and honor His revelation. Those who mock His revelation impenitently will not escape destruction. View Resource