“…don’t be afraid of him.”
“Ahaziah then sent a third captain with his fifty men. The third captain came and fell down on his knees before Elijah and begged, “Man of God, please respect my life and the lives of your fifty servants. See, fire came down from heaven and burned up the first two captains of fifty with all their men. But now, respect my life.”
The LORD’s angel said to Elijah, “Go down with him and don’t be afraid of him.” – 2 Kings 1:13-15a
Not long before Elijah is taken to heaven in a whirlwind, a king wants to see him.
I love how God knows Elijah’s heart and the hearts of other men.
Read 2 Kings 1:1-17 and you will see God shape the hearts of men who will escort Elijah to an unbelieving king.
God knows your heart, your strengths and weaknesses.
Sometimes, He will shape you for your next calling.
Sometimes, He will shape those around you, even by fire.