2 Kings

The Seven Sneezes

January 1, 1970

The Seven Sneezes    “The child sneezed seven times.” — 2 Kings iv. 34.   THE child was dead. Although he had been the special gift of divine promise and was therefore doubly prized by his parents, yet the little lad was not secure from the common hazards of life. He was in the harvest field in the heat …

2 Kings:4:34

The Oil and the Vessels

January 1, 1970

The Oil and the Vessels   “And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed.”— 2 Kings iv. 6.   So long as there were vessels to be filled the miraculous flow …

2 Kings:4:6

Young Man! A Prayer for You

August 2, 1891

Young Man! A Prayer for You   “And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.”— 2 Kings vi. 17.   THIS young man …

2 Kings:6:17

Three Arrows, or Six?

April 25, 1889

Three Arrows, or Six?   “And he said, Take the arrows. And he took them. And he said unto the king of Israel, Smite upon the ground. And he smote thrice, and stayed. And the man of God was wroth with him, and said, Thou shouldest have smitten five or six times; then hadst thou smitten Syria …

2 Kings:13:18-19

The Filling of Empty Vessels

January 13, 1889

The Filling of Empty Vessels   “Even empty vessels; borrow not a few.” — 2 Kings iv. 3.   IT is needful that we read the whole story: — “Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant …

2 Kings:4:3

Public Testimony: A Debt to God and Man


Public Testimony: A Debt to God and Man   “Then they said one to another, We do not well: this day is a day of good tidings, and we hold our peace: if we tarry till the morning light, some mischief will come upon us: now therefore come, that we may go and tell the king’s household.” …

2 Kings:7:9

Who Found it Out?

June 6, 1886

Who Found It Out?   “And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here until we die? If we say, We will enter into the city, then the famine is in the city, and we shall die there: and if we sit still …

2 Kings:7:3-7

Where is the God of Elijah?

June 24, 1883

Where is the God of Elijah?   “And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the LORD God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha wont over.” — 2 Kings ii. 14.   THE great object for our …

2 Kings:2:14

Mongrel Religion

October 2, 1881

Mongrel Religion   "So these nations feared the Lord and served their graven images, both their children, and their children's children: as did their fathers, so do they unto this day."—2 Kings 17:41.   "SO DO THEY unto this day," said the writer of the Book of Kings, who has long since passed away unto his fathers. Were he …

2 Kings:17:41

Sham Conversion

December 10, 1876

Sham Conversion     “And so it was at the beginning of their dwelling there, that they feared not the LORD: therefore the LORD sent lions among them, which slew some of them. They feared the LORD and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from thence. Unto this day they …

2 Kings:17:25, 33-34