2 Kings 6:25-26
“And there was a great famine in Samaria; and indeed they besieged it until a donkey’s head was sold for eighty shekels of silver, and one-fourth of a kab of dove droppings for five shekels of silver. Then, as the king of Israel was passing by on the wall, a woman cried out to him, saying, “Help, my lord, O king!”
-The Syrian army led by king Ben-Hadad besieged Samaria cutting off all the food supplies into the city. The famine was so great that a donkey’s head was sold for 80 shekels approximately usd. 23 & a measure of dove droppings for 5 shekels approximately usd. 1.5. The woman who was crying to the king of Israel had boiled her son for food the previous day & wanted the other woman they had a pact with to release her hidden son for that days meal. She desperately cried to the king for justice instead of asking for food; that a decree may be made for the other woman to release her son. In their desperation; Samaritans got to their lowest point of lack & ate anything available for survival. Elisha the prophet prophecies that flour & barley would be sold at the gate of Samaria for a shekel & it came to pass. Prophet Elisha’s message focused on Gods’ power of provision which the king & the people did not value at the time.
We thank You Lord our Father for the provision & protection that You have always bestowed unto us, our families & nation. Remember Lord all those who are dying of hunger & provide for all individuals & nations which suffer lack for the glory of Your name. You know our hearts Lord, purify us & fulfill our hearts desires according to Your will. All glory & honor belong to You, forever. Amen
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