Daily Devotional

Difficulty Made Easy

When Elisha intervened in the matter of the famine in Samaria, a measure of fine flour was sold for a shekel, while two measures of barley were also sold for a shekel. The tables turned

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Speak The Word

When the matter of famine in Samaria came to Elisha, he proclaimed the word of the Lord. Elisha’s solution to a national problem was the word of the Lord; his recipe to deal with what

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Your Land Is Blessed

Apart from the King of Syria and his army, the people in Samaria also faced a famine. Their land was no longer yielding the desired crops. There was dryness in the land. The environment that

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No Reduction

When the King of Syria besieged Israel with his army, things got so bad that an ass’ head was sold for eighty pieces of silver; even dove’s dung that should not have any value suddenly

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No Fruitless Efforts

As the famine in Samaria continued, things got so bad that an ass’ head was sold for eight shekels (pieces of silver), while dove’s dung went for five shekels. This was not a case of

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No Confinement

When Benhadad the king of Syria went up with his army, they besieged Samaria. The word ‘besiege’ as used in that scripture comes from the Hebrew word ‘Tsoor’ which means ‘to confine’. So the king

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Evil Won’t Go Up

Our Focal Scripture speaks of the moment when the King of Syria and his entire host (army) went up and surrounded Samaria. Syria was an enemy of Israel; it was an evil country in bible

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A Better Offer

When Ruth came to the field of Boaz, she came as a poor widow who came to take from the portion that was reserved for strangers; but in a matter of time, she got married

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Overflowing Portions

It is remarkably noteworthy that when Boaz gave instructions to his men concerning Ruth, he told them to allow handfuls to fall to her. He wanted them to drop large portions from hands that were

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Intentional Portions

In our Focal Scripture, Boaz ordered his men to allow some handfuls of their harvest to fall, and that Ruth be allowed to pick them up without being rebuked. Boaz ordered that a part of

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They Will Do More

The scriptures in Leviticus 19 vs. 9-10 were already clear on what should be done for strangers if they came to a field. Boaz only needed to allow Ruth to glean after his servants were

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Divine Waivers

When Boaz saw Ruth, he commanded his young men to allow her to glean from among the sheaves. In Israel, strangers were allowed to glean from a field after the owners were done with their

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You Have A Portion

In bible times, the owners of fields harvested from their fields before strangers were allowed to go in and freely glean like Ruth did in Boaz’s field. The owners took the lead in harvesting from

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Another Man’s Labour

When Ruth came to Israel, she went to glean from the field of Boaz. In Leviticus 19 vs. 9-10, God set forth a law of gleaning for His people, and He commanded them to leave

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Raised By God

Our Focal Scripture speaks of when Ruth was gleaning (harvesting) from the farm belonging to Boaz. Ruth was a Moabitess, she was married to Naomi’s son at the time that Naomi and her husband and

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The Cutting Edge

When the axe head of one of the sons of the prophets fell into the water, he cried out to Elisha and let him know that the axe head was borrowed. That son of the

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No Shame

As one of the sons of the prophets was cutting down wood, his axe head fell off, and he screamed that it was borrowed. That particular son of the prophet suddenly found himself in a

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Work On Your Wood

When the sons of the prophets came to Jordan, they cut down wood. They were not going to use the wood in its raw form to build the new house that wanted to build. They

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Stay Focused

When the sons of the prophets came to Jordan, they cut down wood. They came to Jordan for the purpose of cutting down wood that would be used to build the new house that would

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God Is With You

When the sons of the prophets requested from Elisha that he should go with them to Jordan, Elisha obliged and said, “I will go”. They were about to embark on a next level journey, and

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You Will Make It

It is instructive to observe that when the sons of the prophets were to go to Jordan, every man was to get a beam. Every man was to get a portion of what would eventually

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Strategic Connections

In the expansion plan of the sons of the prophets, every man was to take a beam. Those beams were meant to eventually become the resources that would build the house that would accommodate them.

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Cut It Down

The sons of the prophet who dwelt with Elisha were to go to Jordan to cut down wood. Each one was to take a beam. Each one was to cut down wood that would be

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There’s Space For You

The sons of the prophets who lived with Elisha proposed a movement to Jordan where they would cut down wood and make a new place of abode. They were yet to go to Jordan, but

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Don’t Settle

The sons of the prophets dwelt with Elisha, but in a matter of time, they realized that where they lived with Elisha had become too small for them to stay in, and they pushed for

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No Confinement

The sons of the prophets who dwelt with Elisha told him to allow them to go to Jordan and get wood to build a new, bigger place. They were prophets in training, but where they

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Permitted To Advance

The sons of the prophets in our Focal Scripture pleaded with Elisha to ‘let’ them go to Jordan. The word ‘let’ as used in that scripture means ‘to allow’. So they were simply saying that

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Expand Your Vision

In our Focal Scripture, the sons of the prophets told Elisha to behold that the place where they currently dwelt in was too small for them. They also told him about their proposal to go

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The Nameless

It is instructive to observe that the vision for a bigger place of abode for the Elisha and the sons of the prophets did not come to Elisha himself. It came to the sons of

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From Vision To Location

When the sons of the prophets decided to build a new place where they would dwell with Elisha, they decided to go to Jordan. Their vision for a new place required that they move to

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May 2020 Devotional

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