Desperate Times, Desperate Prayers
2 Kings 1
April 12, 2015
2 Kings Old Testament

In the opening chapter of 2 Kings, King Ahaziah of Israel injures himself from an accidental fall. But instead of turning to God for his healing, he sent messengers to consult Baal-Zebub, the false god of the Philistines. So God sent the prophet Elijah to rebuke the king and to tell the king he would die because of his foolishness. Elijah said, “Is there no God in Israel that you had to consult Baal-Zebub?” How sad it is that desperate people do desperate things instead of turning to God! Desperate times require desperate prayers. God will help us in our time of need if we would simply cry out to Him for help.