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Consulting

2 Kings 2

2 One day Ahaziah fell through the balcony railing on the rooftop of his house in Samaria and was injured. He sent messengers off to consult Baal-Zebub, the god of Ekron, “Am I going to recover from this accident?”

3-4 God’s angel spoke to Elijah the Tishbite: “Up on your feet! Go out and meet the messengers of the king of Samaria with this word, ‘Is it because there’s no God in Israel that you’re running off to consult Baal-Zebub god of Ekron?’ Here’s a message from theGod you’ve tried to bypass: ‘You’re not going to get out of that bed you’re in—you’re as good as dead already.’” Elijah delivered the message and was gone.

5 The messengers went back. The king said, “So why are you back so soon—what’s going on?”

6 They told him, “A man met us and said, ‘Turn around and go back to the king who sent you; tell him, God’s message: Is it because there’s no God in Israel that you’re running off to consult Baal-Zebub god of Ekron? You needn’t bother. You’re not going to get out of that bed you’re in—you’re as good as dead already.’”

This is a great reminder for all of us. When making a decision in life who do we consult? Where do we get our wisdom and insight before making a major decision?

We as men tend to make decisions on our gut rather than on God’s desire for us. In fact, when there are times we know that it is not aligned with Scripture, we try to consult so many people to hear what we want to hear.

Ahaziah had to learn it the hard way. He knew about God. He heard about God. He knew that if you consult God, you’ll get the directions that you need, not what you want.consult

 

 

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