POUR IN THE GOOD STUFF!
This past week we have been reading thru 2 Kings and 2 Chronicles and there is one miracle that just stood out to me. Part of the reason this miracle intrigued me is that I didn’t remember this story in the scriptures.
In 2 Kings 4:38-44, we read that Elisha has come to Gilgal and there is a famine in the land. During this time, in the northern kingdom of Israel, there was no official temple dedicated to Jehovah, and many of the faith priests and Levites had left Israel and moved to Judah. Elisha asked Gehazi and his servants to make a stew for the hungry prophets. You have to realize, this was during famine and vegetables were so scarce that the men went looking in the fields for herbs they could add to the stew. The student who came with a cloak filled with gourds wasn’t knowledgeable about such matters but just brought whatever looked edible. It ended up that this stew was poisonous. The solution, Elisha dropped some flour into the pot, and the Lord removed the poison from the stew.
Like Elisha’s students, we live in a time of famine-not geologically, but spiritually – due to the fact that so few churches teach the Word of God. In addition to the famine, there are all kinds of poisonous winds of doctrine being put in the pot, new fads and Christian trends. As women of faith, our job is not to try and pick out the poison in the pot. Our job is to pour in the meal. We need to stay in the scriptures. As you study the Word of God, the poison dissipates. Pour in the good stuff, and the bad stuff is naturally flushed out.