After what? After God thwarted Syria’s attack against Israel. Later Syria tried again, and the king of Israel forgot what God had done in the past and instead blamed the prophet Elisha for Syria’s oppression (see v. 31).
How quickly we are to forget what God has done! How quick we are to abandon His Word? How quick we are to let our eyes see the problems and instead of the Provider!
Elisha again spoke “according to the word of the Lord” and everything transpired “just as the man of God had spoken” (7:16-18).
As William Gurnall said, “If you have God’s good Word, you do not have to fear the world’s bad words.”
My prayer—O God, may I be quick to remember Your words and Your past victories; quick to look to You as my Provider and not to look to my problems.