Growup: Day 155

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.

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2 comments on “Growup: Day 155
  1. David says:

    Thanks for pointing that out Stewart. I’ve been reading “Dig Deeper” that Pete gave me and I’ve been wondering what “tool” to use to help me understand this passage. I was thinking along the same lines as you re Jesus and Elisha!

  2. Stewart Playsted says:

    Yeah David… I can often see the link between Jesus and Kingship and even the priesthood. But his prophetic role can be a little bit tricky, I reckon anyway.

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