Taking Up The Mantle – Part 12

In the first 7 verses of this chapter we see a situation that arises as students from one of the schools of the prophets were cutting down trees to build a bigger facility. In the process of cutting down trees an iron axe head flew off its handle & fell into the river. Immediately, the student turned to Elisha for help & GOD, through Elisha, performed a miracle which caused the axe head to float & be retrieved. Now, the scene of chapter 6 changes in verse 8 from an enjoyable building project to a national crisis. The Syrians (Arameans) are continuing their raids in Israel. They have become more than an irritation, & in fact, have created a debilitating way of life for the Israelites who were living in the villages that had been terrorized by their raids

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