FAITH CAPSULE: With understanding, give yourself to God’s word.

2 Kings 7

Give yourself to the word of God with understanding not to become a victim in the challenges of this wicked world. Understanding is the ability to listen carefully and be in charge of what comes out of the mouth. 
Truly understanding is a wellspring of life to him who has it. (Proverbs 16:22) 
Are you considering the importance of listening ability and not live as a potential fool? 
Bible warns, “A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.” (Proverbs 18:7) If indeed mouth can lead to destruction, understanding will be leading mouth out of destruction. Bible also warned in Proverbs 13:3“He who guards his mouth preserves his life, but he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.” Again, it is understanding that causes the mouth to preserves life. 
With understanding, are you taking charge of your mouth to avoid troubling challenges over your life?
Once, in the time of Elisha, a severe famine reduced the land to a place of lack. The shortage was rampant across the land. The Bible records, “Then Elisha said, “Hear the word of the LORD. Thus, says the LORD: ‘Tomorrow about this time a seah of fine flour shall be sold for a shekel, and two seahs of barley for a shekel, at the gate of Samaria.’” (2Kings 7:1) To one of the officers with Elisha, the word through Elisha sounded like an impossible task. 
To the officer, the word of Elisha sounds as impossible.
The officer could not be in charge of his mouth; the officer lacked understanding; the officer took a stand like a fool. 
The ignorant officer responded to Elisha’s prophecy when he spoke out of his mouth with a lack of understanding, “…Look, if the LORD would make windows in heaven, could this thing be (2 Kings 7:2)?” Imagine the demonstration of lack of understanding which caused doubt from the ignorant officer.
Do you doubt what God can do? 
Can you imagine yourself waking up in the position of abundant instead of waking up in the place of famine? 
With understanding, if you know that God is forever on the throne, allow faith to know that miracle is not beyond God. 
Just Elisha said, the officer saw the miracle with his eyes, but could not touch it. The officer lack understanding, his mouth could not deliver him from a troubling challenge which took his life. 2 Kings 7:20 records, “And so it happened to him, for the people trample him in the gate, and he died.” 
At the time God opened the window of abundant, the officer’s lack of understanding marked him with destruction.
With understanding, give self to the word of Jesus’ assurance of the possibility of God in the place of impossibility.
Matthew 19:26 records the word of Jesus, “…With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” 
With understanding are you taking charge of your mouth, by giving yourself to God’s possibility in the place impossibility?

Prayer for today: Ask God to deliver you from lack of understanding.

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