Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Feeding of the 5000

We all know about the Bible truth where Jesus fed the 5000 with two fish and 5 loves of bread in Mark 6:30-44 and we even know about the other time Jesus feed 4,000 of people with 7 loves of bread and a few small fish.  But do you know about when Elisha feed 100 men? Here is the account according to 2 Kings 4:42-44. NIV

 42 A man came from Baal Shalishah, bringing the man of God twenty loaves of barley bread baked from the first ripe grain, along with some heads of new grain. "Give it to the people to eat," Elisha said.

 43 "How can I set this before a hundred men?" his servant asked. 
      But Elisha answered, "Give it to the people to eat. For this is what the LORD says: 'They will eat and have some left over.' " 44 Then he set it before them, and they ate and had some left over, according to the word of the LORD.

I read this account for the first time earlier this week when we were doing our family devotions. I find it amazing that so often the old testament foretells of the greatness to come. While Elisha feed only 100 there were greater things to come. Jesus being that greater thing. When He fed people it was not merely a hundred people but rather a great multitude of 4to 5000.I love to learn about the profits in the Bible because you can see how they  give the glory to God. Elisha made sure that all credit was given to the Lord in Verse 43 by saying "the Lord says"

Sing Praises to your King!



1 comment:

Courtney (Women Living Well) said...

This is such a cool story that I don't recall taking notice of!!! Thank you so much for sharing it - I actually got out my Bible and marked the passage!!! Fabulous! Thank you so much for linking up today GMG - I enjoyed my afternoon visit!