First Glance: Ephesians 4:17-5:2

He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his hands, that he may have something to share with those in need. (Ephesians 4:28) Q110. What does God forbid in the eighth commandment? A. God forbids not only outright theft and robbery, punishable by law. But in God’s…

First Glance: 2 Kings 9:1-13

So the young prophet went to Ramoth Gilead. – 2 Kings 9:4 Elisha was the most influential and significant prophet of his day. After literally taking the mantle of his mentor, Elijah, Elisha lead the renewal movement within Israel known as the company of prophets. Under Elisha’s influence, God worked to bring life and shalom into…

First Glance: 2 Kings 8:7-15

He stared at him with a fixed gaze until Hazael was embarrassed. Then the man of God began to weep. (2 Kings 8:11) The story of the murder of Ben-Hadad is a troubling text. All the way back in 1 Kings 19, God told Elijah that Hazael would become the King of Aram and exercise…