How does God provide for the people of Israel in 2 Kings 3?

What kind of king is Jehoram?  (2 Kings 3:1-13)  Why do you think that God provides for him and gives him victory, even though he is an evil king?

What miracles do we see Elisha perform?  (2 Kings 4)  How do the details of these miracles mirror the earlier miracles of Elijah?  (1 Kings 17:8-16, 17-24)  What future miracles do they prefigure?  (Matthew 14:13-21, Matthew 15:32-39, Luke 7:11-17, Luke 8:49-56, John 11:1-44)

How do the specific miracles Elisha performs demonstrate God’s care for his people, and his responsiveness to them?

How do the widow (4:1-7) and the Shunammite woman (4:8-37) respond to Elisha?  How would you describe their heart posture?  What can we learn from them, in terms of how we respond to God in our lives?

What do these chapters reveal and teach us about the character of God?

How do these chapters push back against some of the tendencies toward individualism, self-reliance, self-sufficiency that are promoted and celebrated in our culture?

What would it look like to apply some of the principles that we see in these chapters to our lives today?