The Lord Will Deliver
But now bring me a harpist.” While the harpist was playing, the hand of the LORD came on Elisha and he said, “This is what the LORD says: I will fill this valley with pools of water. For this is what the LORD says: You will see neither wind nor rain, yet this valley will be filled with water, and you, your cattle and your other animals will drink. This is an easy thing in the eyes of the LORD; he will also deliver Moab into your hands. You will overthrow every fortified city and every major town. You will cut down every good tree, stop up all the springs, and ruin every good field with stones.” The next morning, about the time for offering the sacrifice, there it was–water flowing from the direction of Edom! And the land was filled with water. 2 Kings 3:15-20
Elisha is called upon by the Kings of Judah, Israel, and Edom to inquire of the Lord as they battle against the king of Moab. Elisha delivers the message of what the Lord will do, and the next morning water filled the land. To the Moabites with the morning sun shining on the water it looked like blood. The Moabites thought the three kings must have fought among themselves and slaughtered each other. They move in to take the anticipated plunder, only to find the men of the three kings alive and well. The Moabites are cut down, and the Israelites invaded the land and slaughtered the Moabites and accomplished all that the Lord spoke through Elisha. The Lord is not slow to act. He is always on time, His time. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.