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Jan 20, 2019

Elisha’s YES

Elisha’s YES

Passage: 1 Kings 19:14-21

Speaker: Pastor Stephen Palm

Series: Say YES

Elisha said YES to God’s call which came through Elijah the prophet. However, his YES came with a request to first be allowed to say goodbye to his parents. This is the very request that Jesus refused in Luke 9: 57 As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” 58 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” 59 To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” 60 And Jesus said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” 61 Yet another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but let me first say farewell to those at my home.” 62 Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” What is different between the request of Elisha and the request of the scribe? Are there any valid reasons for delay when God calls you?