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JULY 4- CONFIDENCE

07/4 2 Kings 4:18-27
One day when her child was older, he went out to visit his father, who was working with the harvesters. 19 Suddenly he complained, “My head hurts! My head hurts!” His father said to one of the servants, “Carry him home to his mother.” 20 So the servant took him home, and his mother held him on her lap. But around noontime he died. 21 She carried him up to the bed of the man of God, then shut the door and left him there. 22 She sent a message to her husband: “Send one of the servants and a donkey so that I can hurry to the man of God and come right back.” 23 “Why today?” he asked. “It is neither a new moon festival nor a Sabbath.” But she said, “It’s all right.” 24 So she saddled the donkey and said to the servant, “Hurry! Don’t slow down on my account unless I tell you to.” 25 As she approached the man of God at Mount Carmel, Elisha saw her in the distance. He said to Gehazi, “Look, the woman from Shunem is coming. 26 Run out to meet her and ask her, ‘Is everything all right with you, with your husband, and with your child?'” “Yes,” the woman told Gehazi, “everything is fine.” 27 But when she came to the man of God at the mountain, she fell to the ground before him and caught hold of his feet. Gehazi began to push her away, but the man of God said, “Leave her alone. Something is troubling her deeply, and the LORD has not told me what it is.”
CONFIDENCE
As I said the woman had received this gift and knew that Elisha wouldn’t trick her. Note her confidence in dealing with the situation-no crying; no emotion- she saddles her donkey and goes to see Elisha. She knew he could do something about this.

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Clay Corvin

Clay Corvin is Co-Pastor at Bethel Community Baptist Church. He is the VP Business and Professor of Admin at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He was the pastor at the Brantley Baptist Center for twenty-five years. He is married to Carol Corvin and the father of three children and has three grandchildren.