What does Elisha’s journey from Gilgal, Bethel, Jerisho and the Jordan have to do with the Christian life? How far do you want to go?
We saw in the first study that Elisha went from being a ploughman, working in the fields one day, to being a prophet of the Lord the next. It’s fair to say that’s a mighty big change for Elisha! And you will remember that what we also looked at the testing of Elisha. At each step of the journey Elijah was saying “stay here, don’t go any further“ and he was testing Elisha to see if Elisha would stay with him and how much Elisha wanted to follow him and to be with him. And Elisha passed the test saying (in so many words!) “Look, there’s no way, no way at all I am leaving you. I am staying with you and I don’t want to be anywhere else.”