2 Kings 6:16 - Oh What Peace
2 Ki 6:16 (KJV) And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are
more than they that be with them.
2 Ki 6:16 (CWB) Elisha said, "Don't be afraid. We have a stronger force on
our side than they have on theirs."
Faith reveals that God is doing more for his people than we can ever realize
through sight alone. When you face difficulties that seem insurmountable,
remember that spiritual resources are there even if you can't see them. Look
through the eyes of faith and let God show you his resources. If you don't
see God working in your life, the problem may be your spiritual eyesight,
not God's power. [Life Application SB]
Sight looks to appearances and fears; while faith looks to God and the soul
is at peace. [Wycliffe Bible Commentary]
Psa 34:7 (KJV) The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear
him, and delivereth them.
1 John 4:4b (KJV) Greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the
Rom 8:31b (KJV) If God be for us, who can be against us?
In the sojourn of life the people of God often find themselves in situations
that would cause them to be uncertain and afraid, but God makes His presence
known and speaks words of courage and hope. . . When a man of God is
surrounded by the enemies of the Lord, he may always have the assurance that
the strength that is with him is infinitely greater than the strength of the
enemy. . . . The weakest child of God, seemingly alone and forsaken on
earth, need never be afraid of all the forces the enemy may send against
him. With God on his side he is more than a match for the mightiest hosts of
evil. [SDA Commentary]
The clearer sight we have of the sovereignty and power of Heaven, the less
we shall fear the troubles of earth. [Matthew Henry Commentary]