Wednesday, November 24, 2010

No Interest In This King

2 Kings 3:14 KJV
And Elisha said, As the LORD of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, surely, were it not that I regard the presence of Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, I would not look toward thee, nor see thee.

Elijah inhabited and was a subject of the northern kingdom of Israel. But when Jehoram and Jehosaphat called for him his response was utter disregard for Jehoram, the king of that same northern kingdom. He expressed no respect for him and pointedly said that had Jehosaphat (who was the king of the Southern Kingdom of Judah) not been there he would not have acknowledged him.

While the offices of the authority in a land are ordained of God, the people of God may express and demonstrate disregard for the man in that office if he is not godly.

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