House Church Talk - death in the posts -- I mean pots...

Dan Beaty dlbeaty at
Mon Aug 30 00:03:17 EDT 2004


The subject line of your post reminded me of the proverb, "life and death is
in the power of the tongue." Also these others:

Prov 10:31  The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward
tongue shall be cut out.
Prov 12:18  There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the
tongue of the wise is health.
Proverbs 15:4  A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness
therein is a breach in the spirit.

Just to name a few along these lines.

It is not all that difficult to include words of life in our posts rather
than death. Who needs poison anyway?

Dan B.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "jim sutton" <goodword at>
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Sent: Sunday, August 29, 2004 10:19 AM
Subject: House Church Talk -  death in the posts -- I mean pots...

> Poison among the prophets?
> The Bible says:
> When Elisha returned to Gilgal, there was a famine in the land. As the
> of prophets was sitting before him, he said to his servant, "Put the large
> on, and make some stew for the company of prophets."
> One of them went out into the field to gather herbs; he found a wild vine
> gathered from it a lapful of wild gourds, and came and cut them up into
> pot of stew, not knowing what they were.  They served some for the men to
> But while they were eating the stew, they cried out, "O man of God, there
> death in the pot!" They could not eat it.   (2 Kings 4:38-40)
> . . . .
> This story ends ends with Elisha throwing some flour into the post.  I
> if the flour is related in some way to the Bread of Life?  Wasn't flour
> for something in the sacrifices?
> Anyone have any ideas on this?
> Jim
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