2 Kings 3:1-4:44
Reading chapter 4 brought to mind a couple of things from the ministry of Jesus. Often when we think of Jesus and his ministry, we think of it as that of a king or messiah, the one anointed by God to lead his people (as we should). 1 Samuel has been reminding us how Jesus is the perfect king. Jesus is also know as a priest something Hebrews will bring out when we study it together in term 3.
Reading these section though shows that Jesus reflected the ministry of prophet as well. Elisha raising a child to life; Jesus raises a child life (Mark 5:21-43). Elisha feeds many with such a little; Jesus feeds many with but 5 loaves and 2 fish (Mark 6:30-44). Most importantly Jesus always upheld the word of the Lord (Matt 4:1-11).
Jesus, Prophet, Priest and King.