2 Kings 8:1-6
Talks for Growing Christians
The Shunamite Woman's Land is Restored
2 Kings 8:1-6
Lesson Number 16
- The Lord reveals His secrets to His servants.
- What the world calls coincidence is really divine providence.
- Use godly counsel in making important decisions.
- Your setbacks and disappointments are not necessarily an indication that you have made a wrong or bad decision.
- King Jehoram talked with Gehazi. What did the king want to know?
- Review the story of the Shunamite woman.
- Was her return and meeting with the king a coincidence or divine timing?
- What did the king do for the woman?
- What did the Lord reveal to Elisha?
- Name some other revelations from the Lord to His servants.
- To whom does the Lord reveal his secrets?
- Is God’s timing more than coincidence?
- He wanted to hear about Elisha’s exploits and miracles.
- See Lesson 6 (2 Kings 4:8-17), the building of the prophet’s chamber; Lesson 7 (2 Kings 4:18-37), the death and return to life of her son; Lesson 16 (2 Kings 8:1-6), the return of the woman from the land of the Philistines.
- Divine timing
- He restored her house and property, and all the back income that was made from the use of her land while she was away.
- That there would be a famine for seven years.
- See Genesis 18:17, Daniel 4, and Amos 3:
- To those who walk closely with Him in obedience. Note how God revealed the future to His prophets.
- Yes. See Romans 8:28 and Ephesians 1:1
- Recall times when you sought godly counsel in making important decisions in your life. How did they help you?
- Have you let setbacks or disappointments deter you in moving ahead in the work of the Lord? In retrospect, would you have done differently?
- Do you believe that events in your life are coincidental or divinely ordered? Cite examples.
- “Arise and go…for the Lord has called for a famine…” 2 Kings 8:1
- “So the woman arose and did according to the saying of the man of God.” 2 Kings 8:2
- “The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him.” Psalm 25:14