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Bryan's 2 Kings Chapter 2 comment on 5/23/2020, 5:08am...

This whole chapter is a message: Elijah has been replaced by Elisha. Elisha's ministry is to bring salvation and then judgement. Just as Elijah's ministry foretells John the Baptist's ministry, his successor, Elisha, foreshadows John the Baptist's successor, Jesus.

 


Bryan's 2 Kings Chapter 2 comment on 5/23/2020, 5:08am...

But Elisha does bring the promised judgement. Bethel is infamous for being the city where people rejected God and worshipped idols of golden calves in his place. Yet they seem to have escaped God's wrath. These children aren't just playfully insulting a stranger either. They say go up to refer to Elijah, they say bald head to refer to lepers. They are basically saying they reject God and his prophet in favour of their idols. And as God promised in Leviticus, rebellious children will be eaten by wild animals, so he sends covenant enforcing bears to finally deliver the judgement on Bethel he delayed so long.

 


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