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Summary: This outline sets forth the fact that God is concerned about the "little things" as well as the "big things" that confront His children.

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THE GREAT EXTENT OF GOD’S CONCERN FOR HIS CHILDREN

“And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to Elisha, ‘Alas, my master! What shall we do? So he answered, ‘Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” II Kings 6: 15-16

I. GOD’S CONCERN OVER THE “LITTLE THINGS” IN OUR LIFE:

This is evidenced by the miracle of the “floating iron ax head”.

“But as one was cutting down a tree, the iron ax head fell into the water; and he cried out ‘Alas, master! For it was borrowed.’ So the man of God said ‘Where did it fall?’ And he showed him the place. So Elisha cut off a stick, and threw it in there; and he made the iron float.” II Kings 6: 5-6

God, through Elisha, performed this miracle not because of the value of the ax head but rather in spite of its insignificant cost. It was the distress that His servant was experiencing which concerned God.

Can the Christian today expect the same loving concern for the “little things” in their life? We find the answer in Romans 2:11 which tells us that “there is no partiality with God.”

II. GOD’S CONCERN OVER THE “BIG THINGS” IN OUR LIFE:

Having learned that Elsiha was providing the king of Israel with information, which he had received from God, regarding the attack plans of the Syrians, the king of Syria sent an army to Dothan to capture Elisha. The life of Elisha was being threatened.

This is the setting for the text of this message:

“And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to Elisha, ‘Alas, my master! What shall we do? So he answered, ‘Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” I Kings 6: 15-16

Can the Christian today expect the same wonderful protection from the forces of evil as Elisha experienced that day in Dothan? Again we find the answer in Romans 2:11: “For there is no partiality with God.”

III. WHAT THEN SHALL WE SAY TO THESE THINGS?

“If God be for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” Romans 8:31-32


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