Rev Cheong Yew Kwong
February 11, 2018
Receive Your Rewards (Part 1)
The Shunammite woman was both wealthy and reputable. She was faithful and sensitive to the Spirit of the Lord, to know Elisha was a prophet. She was also wise. In the beginning, she only invited Elisha to her house for meals. After a period of time she deduced that Elisha was a special prophet, and with her husband’s agreement, she invited him to stay with them every time he passed Shunem. She submitted the idea of building an upper room to her husband. Though she was wealthy and spiritually more perceptive, she still practised submitting to one another. She was wise because she did not invite Elisha to stay in her home initially. It was only after a time of testing his spirit to see whether he was a true prophet and a special one indeed, then did she invite him to stay at her home.
The Shunammite woman stayed consistent and faithful. She focused her energy, His grace and anointing on the will of God and she was about to be rewarded in a big way.