Friday, April 20, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Leviticus 27:1-34; Psalms 142:1-143:12; Mark 11:1-26

[Elijah] arose and ran for his life, and went Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there. 1 Kings 19:3, NKJV
Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here please, for the Lord has sent me on to the Jordan.” But he said, “As the Lord lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you!” 2 Kings 2:6, NKJV

We read little about Elijah’s first servant. When trouble came, Elijah took him across the border to a safe place and they parted ways—no more is said. Shortly after, he had a new servant, but when the time came for God to take Elijah, Elijah couldn’t get rid of him! Elisha resisted three times and it resulted in a double portion of Elijah’s spirit on him. Be persistent, Christian, and you will be blessed. —Jeff Frey

The blessing of the Lord be upon us, the favour of the Lord be upon us.
What He blesses cannot be cursed, no man can take my blessing from me. —Author Unknown