Lazaroo – Monday, May 27, 2013

May 27, 2013 I Lazaroo.


Search your heart as you pray aloud the words of this Lazaroo:

“But they persisted until he was too ashamed to refuse. So he said, ‘Send them.’ And they sent fifty men, who searched for three days but did not find him.”
(2 Kings 2:17)

I have one question, Jesus:

Why did Elisha give in to these men?

He knew You had taken his mentor away to be with You.
He was confident Elijah wasn’t coming back.
He knew if he sent 50 men on this futile mission

it would add up to an enormous waste
of resources and time.

Now…if he did it to

make certain he wasn’t mistaken about Elijah’s whereabouts
teach these men to trust his judgment in the future
allow them to put their minds to rest

that’s fine.

But if he was willing to waste their time solely to avoid criticism…

that’s lousy leadership
the coward’s way out.

My question isn’t really about Elisha, is it?

Judges 8:15-16; 1 Samuel 15:24; 2 Kings 2:1-12; Proverbs 24:30-34; Proverbs 29:25; Jeremiah 35:12-13; John 6:12-13; John 8:42-45; Romans 15:4; Galatians 4:10-11

What is Lazaroo?

Take Me Deeper

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

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