But his attendant said, “How can I feed a hundred men with this?” He replied, “Set it before the people so they may eat, for this is what the Lord says, ‘They will eat and have some left over.’”
2 Kings 4:43 NET
The prophet Elisha was not one unfamiliar with God’s miracles. He witnessed many in his lifetime.
The things he must have seen were pretty cool. So cool that they were written down for future Jews to read and know.
It was stories of faith, just like this one, that Jesus would have read when He was growing up. These stories of faith would have made a great impact on His life.
How do we know?
Because He performed some of the same miracles!
In this Scripture, Elisha feeds over 100 men with 20 loaves. His servant still didn’t see how it was going to be done. But it was and there was more left over.
But Jesus fed 5000 with a few loaves and some fish. There was a lot left over too!
You see, reading the Word of God, having faith that God operates today, like He did back then, is important.
Jesus had faith and it happened! We should read the Bible and it should strengthen our faith too!
Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. He never changes! The same God that allowed miracles in Elisha’s time and in Jesus’ time, allows them today!
Are you reading the Word of God and increasing your faith? Are you getting who God is directly from His Word or from some other source?
Get in His Word! There is no substitute!
Father, strengthen my faith as I read Your Word. Help me to understand it and apply it to my life. Make Your Word become so real inside of me.