Read: 2 Kings 2:15-18
When the prophets from Jericho couldn’t find Elijah, they wanted to go look for him. Elisha told them there was no point.
They pushed Elisha until he relented and told them to go. They searched everywhere, then returned to report they couldn’t find him.
Elisha basically told them “I told you so.” He wasn’t taunting them, but exercising authority and confidence that he carried the message of God.
We as Christians should also proclaim God’s word, not in anger or out of some self righteous spirit. We should do it with the full confidence and authority of the great I AM. God is where we draw authority, and there is no higher authority.
Be confident. Proclaim the Gospel. Share God’s word without fear of the consequence.
They sent fifty men, who searched … but did not find [Elijah]. When they returned to Elisha … he said to them, “Didn’t I tell you not to go?”
—2 Kings 2:17-18