Monday, September 5, 2016

September 5, II Kings 4:18-37 The Shunammite woman's son

I've heard this story preached about having strong unwavering faith and God will answer your prayers.  She certainly had that strong faith but there is no promise that God will always answer in this way.  For this woman, her son was the most cherished possssion she had, we don't know his age or the extent of the injury or illness.  We can discern that he was still a lad, perhaps an early teen working in the fields, as when he is brought home he sits in his mother's lap.  We can also see from the story that her husband observed a certain form of piety, refering to going to the prophet on new moons and sabbaths.  I compare this woman's faith to that of the roman soldier.  Both believed that God could heal, the soldier believed in God's authority in all places and that God was everywhere, He simply needed to say the word, the Shunammite believed but she needed to have the prophet come.  Not finding any fault in the two, we're all wired a bit differently, it's why we worship differently.  God understands us, he knows what it takes to reach everyone.

Today's workout, Pushintervals
Step, push-up, grapevine, squat, jump-rope, triceps, lunge, shoulder press.

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