June 8th, 2017 || Scripture of the Day
The people of the city said to Elisha, “Look, our lord, this town is well situated, as you can see, but the water is bad and the land is unproductive.”
“Bring me a new bowl,” he said, “and put salt in it.” So they brought it to him.
Then he went out to the spring and threw the salt in it, saying, “This is what the LORD says: “I have healed this water. Never again will it cause death or make the land unproductive.” And the water has remained pure to this day, according to the word Elisha had spoken.
2 Kings 2:19-22
This was Elisha’s very first act and miracle in his ministry. He had received a double portion of the anointing that was upon his master Elijah and now he had been called upon to put that anointing into the service of God’s people.
Water is a means of survival for any people and so to have the source of a whole town’s drinking water polluted, making the land unproductive and causing death, represented a very dire situation. Elisha was put to the test and he humbly rose to the occasion to save the town.
Elisha was reminded that the town was well situated but the water was bad. The town, in a sense, had great potential and even prominence by being well situated. Nonetheless, it was unproductive and people were even dying because the drinking water was bad. When Elisha healed the water, death and unproductivity were banished from the town. Elisha said, “This is what the LORD says: I have healed this water. Never again will it cause death or make your land unproductive.”
You may be well situated in life but there could be that one thing that causes you to be unproductive in some areas of life or even brings death instead of life to some aspects of your life. God has made a promise in Exodus 15:26 that He is the LORD who heals you. God made this promise after he had similarly healed a very bitter body of water for the Israelites to drink.
He healed the bitter undrinkable water and made it sweet and fit to drink. God is a Healer.
May the eyes of the LORD watch over every aspect of your life and may He heal every form of “unproductive and death-causing water or thing in your life.” May God bring healing into every area of your life so that there will never again be a death-causing agent near your dwelling. May you experience such divine healing and blessing that unproductivity will never be linked to your life again. May you experience purity in every area of your life from this point on. Receive your healing.
Prayer: Father, you are the LORD God who heals my every sickness and disease. I submit myself to your healing touch and ask that you heal every form of death and unproductivity in my life just as you healed the water in Elisha’s town. Let me experience your healing and renewing touch in every area of my life. Amen.
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