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1 Kings 19:21

19:21 sacrificed them. Elisha makes a total commitment to his new prophetic calling by ending his old way of life. The call of Jesus to His disciples is a comprehensive claim (Mark 1:16–20; 2:14). The same can be said for Jesus’ demands upon any who would follow Him (Mark 8:34–38).

assisted him. Elisha does not begin as an equal with Elijah, but as his apprentice or aide. Moses also had Joshua as his servant, and trained him to be his successor (Ex. 24:13; 33:11).