The Scripture Expositor; Or, District Visitor's Scripture Assistant

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byCharles Holland

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856. Excerpt: ... ELISHA AND THE SHUNAMMITE. "So she went, and came unto the man of God to mount Carmel. And it came to pass, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to Gehazi his servant, Behold, yonder is that Shunammite: "Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and, say unto her, Is it well with thee? is it well with thy husband? is it well with the child? And she answered, It is well.--2 Kings Iv. 25, 26. This chapter contains an account of two women who obtained help in time of trouble from Elisha, the servant and prophet of God. The first is the case of a widow of one of the sons of the prophets. Her husband had died and left her in debt. The prophets were not rich people, probably only just gaining a livelihood from day to day. They were chiefly engaged in spiritual labours. And though that would not justify any one running into debt, it may in this case have been no great fault on his part, and but for his death, would not have happened. However that may be, we know it is wrong to incur debts we have no good reason to expect shortly to pay, and we cannot be N surprised if it bring ourselves or others into trouble. But the widow was not to suffer. She took her case to the man of God, knowing he had power to help; which was all one with taking it to God. The bank Elisha drew upon for help was inexhaustible, for it was the Almighty Power of God. He cared not therefore what means were at hand. All things were possible to him, because all was possible to the God he trusted in. He at once took up the poor woman's cause. She came and said, "Thy servant my husband is dead, and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the Lord: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen." Her distress was great. She had lost a good husband. Cruel death, no respe...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856. Excerpt: ... ELISHA AND THE SHUNAMMITE. "So she went, and came unto the man of God to mount Carmel. And it came to pass, when the man of Go...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217104541

ISBN - 13:9780217104548

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