I’m very curious to discuss today’s chapter given the title. A widow’s olive oil? It just sound intriguing!
“The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, ‘Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the Lord. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves.’” 2 Kings 4:1
Reminder #8204 that God condones slavery.
“Elisha replied to her, ‘How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?’ ‘Your servant has nothing there at all,’ she said, ‘except a small jar of olive oil.’ Elisha said, ‘Go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don’t ask for just a few. Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side.’” – 2 Kings 4:2-4
Hopefully you see the problem in what is about to happen. A tiny jar of olive oil is about to be used to fill many, many jars. This is not possible. Once again, the Bible asks you to do away with all critical thinking in favor of make believe in an attempt to control you and the masses.
“She went and told the man of God, and he said, ‘Go, sell the oil and pay your debts. You and your sons can live on what is left.’” – 2 Kings 4:7
Instead of offering a real solution to income inequality, God resorts to fakery and illusion that does not help this woman.
“Let’s make a small room on the roof and put in it a bed and a table, a chair and a lamp for him. Then he can stay there whenever he comes to us.” – 2 Kings 4:10
A small room ON the roof? Um…okay.
“But the woman became pregnant, and the next year about that same time she gave birth to a son, just as Elisha had told her.” – 2 Kings 4:17
God gets a woman who can’t get pregnant pregnant.
“After the servant had lifted him up and carried him to his mother, the boy sat on her lap until noon, and then he died.” – 2 Kings 4:20
And then God kills the child. This is the God you worship, Christians. A sick, disgusting God created by humans to control the masses.
“When she reached the man of God at the mountain, she took hold of his feet. Gehazi came over to push her away, but the man of God said, ‘Leave her alone! She is in bitter distress, but the Lord has hidden it from me and has not told me why.’” – 2 Kings 4:27
As always, God hides himself when others are suffering.
“Then he got on the bed and lay on the boy, mouth to mouth, eyes to eyes, hands to hands. As he stretched himself out on him, the boy’s body grew warm. Elisha turned away and walked back and forth in the room and then got on the bed and stretched out on him once more. The boy sneezed seven times and opened his eyes.” – 2 Kings 4:34-35
So Elisha raped the dead child’s corpse and the child came back to life. Disgusting and fucking bullshit.
The chapter ends with a short story on famine, twenty loaves of bread, and feeding 100 people with these twenty loaves of bread. Similar to the rest of the Bible…bullshit.
Coming Soon: 2 Kings – Chapter 5: Naaman Healed of Leprosy