18 October, 2021
Elisha, whose name means "God is salvation," was Elijah’s replacement as God’s prophet to Israel after Elijah was taken into heaven.
Elisha’s ministry lasted about 60 years, spanning the reigns of kings Jehoram, Jehu, Jehoahaz, and Joash.
Elisha completely removed himself from his former life—essentially hosting a celebration and leaving himself no option to return to his oxen. Not only did Elisha leave his former life, he became a servant in his new life.
Elisha showed God’s powerful yet caring nature to all who came to him for help.