It could sound like Elisha was being tested. Elijah was going to be taken up to heaven in a whirlwind, so Elisha didn't want to miss it. He insisted that he would follow Elijah wherever he goes. I don't read that to mean that Elisha wouldn't obey Elijah. I see it as a desire to follow him and be faithful to him. It could have been dangerous, as Bethel was a hotbed of false worship. Elisha didn't want to miss this. Elijah tried again to leave him while going to the Jordan River. If Elisha had missed that, he would have missed the whole show!
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The bride-to-be was obviously nervous. It was only the rehearsal, but already the pastor could see that tomorrow’s wedding might be in for problems.
“You’re letting it all get to you,” he told her gently, as he pulled her aside. “Just take it one little step at a time. When you get to the door with your father tomorrow afternoon, look only at the aisle ahead of you. You’ve walked it hundreds of times, every Sunday when you come to church. Think only of that.
This story about Peter's mission to the Gentiles continues the account that began in 10:1, and it repeats in greater detail the content of Peter's vision that was already mentioned in 10:9-16. It is a remarkable story, because it treats rather lightly a dispute that was widespread in the New Testament church, the dispute over conditions to be laid upon Gentile converts to the faith.