Just before His death on the cross, the Lord Jesus entered Jerusalem with a heavy heart. The people were receiving their Messiah, the One who came to bring them salvation. Within hours they would cry out "we have no king but Caesar!" This caused the Lord to lament: "I would have gathered you as a mother hen gathers her chicks, but you would not." Such lamentation is how the godly always respond to the disobedience of other. Today we examine the sorrow of Elisha for the disobedience of Israel.
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.