By Stephen Correa
In 2 Kings Chapter 4:38 -41 there is a revealing story. When there was a lot of hungry in the country Elisha asks to his servant to prepare a stew for the prophets, he finds fruits and put them in the pot, then they scream realized that was poison, and they stop eating; Elisha asks for flour and after he puts it in the pot he says: “Serve the people and let them eat.” and the story ends saying: “And there was nothing harmful in the pot”
This story represents the possibility we have to act recklessly and be in risk. The ignorance or the lack of information can make us take a wrong decision.
This happens because we are human being and we are vulnerable to be wrong, and we are exposed to unknown dangerous. There are many situations in which unwittingly we can get in problems. But God has a way out.
In the story the prophets detected that the fruit was poison, but Elisha ask for flour, which is the essence of the bread, the bread symbolized Jesus, the live word of God. After he puts flour in the pot this gets clean and they can eat the stew quietly.
You shouldn’t feel guilt for have taken a bad decision, today God is saying that what bring you problems and discomfort will correct, that wrong action will become a joyful experience and everything will turn for better. God straightens the crooked ways and his word can brings heal to all the circumstances in our life. We are humans and vulnerable to get wrong, but if we have our life fed with God’s word in abundance it will do its work and will produce good outcomes in every situation.
In Colossians 3:16 we are advised: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly”
The word of God is a powerful medicine and very effective when we take it, it’s a light in our way, so we shouldn’t feel guilt for have taken a bad decision, but we must proclaim that even in the problems we will become winners and everything will works for our good.
Paulo, the apostle gives this rule in Romans 8:28: “We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose”