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Horses and Chariots of Fire

This is a simplified version of the Bible story found in 2 Kings 6:8-23, written for children to understand. For the original version, please refer to the Bible passage.

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Once upon a time, there was a king who wanted to fight against the people of Israel. He told his army where to set up camp. But there was a man of God who warned the king of Israel not to go there, because the Syrians were waiting for them. The king of Israel listened to the man of God and avoided the trap. This happened many times.

The king of Syria was very angry that the man of God was always warning the king of Israel. He found out that the man of God’s name was Elisha, so he sent an army to capture him. The army surrounded the city where Elisha was staying, and his servant was very scared when he saw them.

But Elisha told his servant not to be afraid. He prayed to God to help his servant see that they were not alone. Suddenly, the servant could see an army of horses and chariots of fire all around them, sent by God to protect them.

Then, the Syrian army came to capture Elisha, and Elisha prayed to God to make them blind. God answered Elisha’s prayer, and the Syrian army became blind. Elisha led the blind army to Samaria, where the king of Israel was waiting.

When the king of Israel saw the army, he asked Elisha if he should attack them. But Elisha said, “No, do not kill them. Would you kill those whom you have captured with your own sword and bow? Instead, give them food and water, and let them go back to their own country.” So the king of Israel gave the Syrians food and water, and they went back home. After that, the Syrian army did not attack Israel again.

Biblical Lessons

  • God is always working behind the scenes to protect and provide for His people, even when we cannot see it.
  • We should trust in God’s plans for our lives, even when they don’t make sense to us.
  • We should be obedient to God’s commands and heed the warnings of godly people.
  • Our enemies are not always who we think they are, and we should show love and kindness to all people, even those who may seek to harm us.
  • When we face challenges or difficult situations, we should turn to God in prayer and trust in His power and love.

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