June 28
2 Kings 6:8-17

The unseen force

The king of Syria was at war with Israel. Elisha was able to warn the Israelites about where the Syrians were making their camp. When the king of Syria found out that it was Elisha who was telling the Israelites about their movements, he sent his army with horses and chariots to surround the city where Elisha was staying.

Early the next morning, when Elisha’s servant got up and saw that the enemy had surrounded the city, he cried out, “My master, what shall we do now?”

“Don’t be afraid,“ the prophet replied. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Then Elisha prayed; “Lord, open his eyes and let him see!” Immediately, Elisha’s servant was able to see horses and chariots of fire all around them and covering the hillside.

Do angels really protect us?

Have you heard people talk about a guardian angel? How would you like to have your own invisible bodyguard? The Bible says, “For He will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways” Psalm 91:11. Doesn’t it make you feel special that angels have been given the responsibility of looking after you and keeping you from harm!

When you face danger or feel alone, you may not be aware of your helpers in the unseen world. Elisha’s servant was not aware of the army of angels protecting them. He only realized how safe they actually were when the Lord allowed him to see the spiritual forces around them. Can you think of someone else in the Bible who was looked after by an angel? (Clue: D…n…el 6:21-22).

Verse for today

"See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.” Matthew 18:10