Consequences of Unbelief

There was a terrible siege of Samaria by Ben Haddad, the Syrian king, that a woman in her madness, distress, and hunger cooked her son and ate. (II Kings 6:29) Jehoram the king of Israel indeed blamed Elisha. However, Elisha prophesized the siege would end. “The officer on whose arm the king was leaning said to the man of God, “Look, even if the LORD should open the floodgates of the heavens, could this happen?” “You will see it with your own eyes,” answered Elisha, “but you will not eat any of it!” (II Kings 7:2) Sadly, the officer was trampled by the crowd who rushed to the city gates when the siege was lifted by God’s power and miracle. Unbelief is the refusal to believe certain facts, or evidence and truth. Unbelief dares to question God.
Good God: Unbelievers refuse to believe that God is good. Merciful, gracious, and good God is beyond their comprehension or understanding. They magnify suffering or pain in the world the obscure the goodness of God.
Promise to keep God: The officer wondered if God could keep his Promise. Does God have the capacity to deliver His promises? God is a covenant-keeping God. The truthfulness, integrity, and faithfulness of God were challenged. God’s faithfulness reaches the skies. (Psalms 36:5) The ten spies gave an evil report of unbelief. (Numbers 13:2)
Powerful God: The officer said, that even if the heavens are opened, it is impossible. Can God open the heavens to shower his blessings? Is anything impossible for God? (Genesis 18:14) Many people mistakenly think of God in finite terms. God’s power, wisdom, grace, love is infinite.
Creative God: God who is the creator, could do mighty, miraculous, and marvelous things beyond human imagination and comprehension. The Syrian army was defeated earlier when they came to arrest Elisha. God blinded the army that they groped. (II Kings 6:18-23) The officer witnessed this yet could not believe God. The same army that has besieged would hear the approach foreign army and will flee. (II Kings 7:6)
Is my mind blinded by unbelief?

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