Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Digging Ditches

O. T. #827  "Digging Ditches"
Sept. 6, 2016
2 Kings 3-Part 3
Make this valley full of ditches. 2 Kings 3:16


The three kings from Israel, Judah, and Edom came to Prophet Elisha seeking the Lord's perspective on the matter of them going to war with the Moabites. However, after 3 days of traveling through the wilderness, the army ran out of water, and they had more land to cover to get to Moab, so water was desperately needed.

What did the Lord say through Elisha?
  • The dry valley would be filled with pools of water.
  • They would see neither wind nor rain, but that valley would be filled with water.
  • They would have plenty for them and their cattle and other animals.
  • This is a small thing for the LORD.
  • He would make them victorious over the army of Moab.
  • They will conquer the best of their town, even the fortified ones.
  • They would cut down all their good trees, stop up all the Moabites' springs, and ruin all their good land with stones.


This miracle predicted by Elisha affirmed God's power and authority and validated Elisha's ministry.  (Life Application Study Bible)

God commanded a thorough destruction of cities, trees, wells, and fields. Water appeared in the ditches, the sun shined down on the water, and it appeared red as blood when the Moabites looked down into the valley. They were defeated and stones were thrown into their fields so they were not productive.


Trust the Lord to perform miracles.

Be the best at what God wants me to do.

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