2 Kings 6–7: Trust the Prophets

Old Testament Seminary Student Study Guide, (2002), 113–114

Sometimes trusting in the counsel of our prophets and being obedient to their teachings takes much faith. In 2 Kings 6–7 we are given examples of how the Lord gives power to His prophets and brings to pass the fulfillment of their words. As you read, notice what happens to those who believe in the prophets and compare with those who doubt the Lord’s prophet.

Understanding the Scriptures

2 Kings 6

Thence (v. 2)There 
Beam (vv. 2, 5)Wooden post or pole 
Felling (v. 5)Cutting down 
Compassed (vv. 14–15)Surrounded 
Besieged (v. 24)Surrounded and kept anything from going in or coming out 
Cab (v. 25)About one and a half liter 
What aileth thee (v. 28)What troubles you 
Sackcloth (v. 30)A rough cloth covering of goat’s hair, dark in color, and worn by those in mourning 
Ere (v. 32)Before 

2 Kings 6:16–17—“They That Be with Us”

In moments of difficulty we often overlook this truth that “they that be with us are more than they that be with them” (see also D&C 38:7; 84:88).

Studying the Scriptures

Do activity A as you study 2 Kings 6–7.

Activity A iconUse the Scriptures to Solve Problems

Consider the following situations and write about how something from 2 Kings 6 could help in each situation:

  1. 1.

    You are on a mission and there is much opposition to your work. Almost no members live in the area and it seems that nearly everyone you talk to is against the Church.

  2. 2.

    A person at your school or in your neighborhood doesn’t like you and is often unkind to you. In a rare opportunity, you have the chance to get back at that person.

  3. 3.

    You want to keep the standards of the Church but doing so is difficult because you are one of only a few Church members in your area.