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“Those who are with us are more than those who are with them” (2 Kings 6:16.) Elisha spoke these reassuring words when his servant saw the enemy surrounding them. Then Elisha prayed that the Lord would allow his servant to see the angels ready to help and protect them.

The Lord provides guardian angels for us as well, and they are especially active when we are experiencing a crisis.

The Story

The king of Syria was making war against the king of Israel. He was worried that there might be a spy warning the Israelites every time he planned an attack. But one of his servants said, “Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedroom” (2 Kings 6:12). So the king of Syria decided to send his army to Dothan to capture Elisha.

Read 2 Kings 6:14-23.

Ideas for discussion

  1. Why did the king of Syria want to capture Elisha? (Because Elisha was warning the Israelites whenever the Syrians planned to attack them.)
  2. Why was Elisha’s servant frightened? (He saw the Syrian army with horses and chariots, ready to attack them.)
  3. What did Elisha tell his servant? (Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.)
  4. What did the servant see when Elisha asked the Lord to open his eyes? (He saw that there were angels with horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.)
  5. If the Lord opened a person’s spiritual eyes and that person was looking to the Lord and trying to what is right, what would that person see? (That angels are with him to help and protect him.)
  6. “Because you have made the Lord your habitation, no evil shall befall you…for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways” (see Psalm 91:9-11).

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