These days the challenges to “lose heart” are multiplying as the boisterous ways of the world swirl around us – and appear to be getting even more chaotic and ungodly. Our readings in 2 Kings ch.9 reveal a situation that was, in some ways even worse! But at least Jehu, to whom Elisha had sent one of the sons of the prophets to anoint as the new king, was carrying out deserved justice on the wicked Jezebel and the ungodly kings of both the northern and southern kingdoms.
Paul’s words in 2nd Corinthians ch. 4 are applicable to at least some believers today. Paul encourages the faithful (v.6,7) that “we have this treasure,” that is, “the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ,” but it is “in jars of clay,” meaning, our present humble and lowly situations. But this is “
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