The children's song goes: "obedience is the very best way to show that you believe." Sometimes, however, obedience to God results in situations we would rather not experience. The story of the Shunamite woman in 2 Kings is one of obedient trust in God. The woman was a blessing to Elisha, but experienced some of the greatest hardships imaginable - the death of her son (raised back to life) and the loss of her house and lands.
Matthew Walker is pastor of College Park Baptist Church in Cary, NC. He is a graduate of Bob Jones University, Maranatha Baptist Seminary, and Piedmont International University. He is married to Becky and together they parent their two teenage children, Aaron and Melanie.