2 Kings 6:8, 14-17
8 Then the king of Syria warred against Israel, and took counsel with his servants, saying, In such and such a place shall be my camp.
14 Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about.
15 And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do?
16 And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.
17 And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
-When Elisha’s servant looked around in verse 15, he saw that the Syrian forces had completely surrounded the city- evil was everywhere. In fear, the servant cried out to Elisha for guidance. What did Elisha do? Did he instruct the servant to run and hide? Did he tell the servant to figure out a way to make peace with the enemy? No. Elisha simply showed his servant that God was moving and that no matter how powerful the enemy seems, God was more powerful. Evil is everywhere these days and seems to be growing more powerful by the day. Our course of action is the same now as it was in 2 Kings.Don’t run from the enemy, don’t surrender to the enemy; look in God’s word and be reminded that “they that be with us are more than they that be with them.”