A Light Thing
And he said, Thus saith the LORD, Make this valley full of ditches. For thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, that ye may drink, both ye, and your cattle, and your beasts. And this is but a light thing in the sight of the LORD: he will deliver the Moabites also into your hand.
2 Kings 3:16-18
During this time in history, the nation of Israel was split into two kingdoms, Judah and Israel. The kingdom of Judah was ruled by king Jehoshaphat who feared the Lord, and king Ahab, a wicked king, ruled the northern kingdom of Israel. King Ahab's son tricked Jehoshaphat into making a league, and Jehoshaphat goes into battle with him against the Moabites. After seven days, the men and cattle needed water, and after Jehoshaphat calls for a prophet, and he was told to dig ditches so that God can fill them with water. This seemed like a strange request, but after the ditches were dug, God filled them up with water. In verse eighteen, it says, "This is but a light thing in the sight of the Lord." Nothing is too hard for God to do. God never gets stumped on our problems or never knows how to answer and fulfill our needs. All he wants is for us to ask Him, and have faith that He will supply our needs. God may ask us to do something that doesn't make sense, but you have to trust, believe, and obey.
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