“But Elisha said, "Thus says the LORD, Tomorrow about this time a seah of fine flour shall be sold for a shekel …” (v1). Elisha was a proven prophet, and he declared that even though the Samaritan people were starving (due to a military siege), in one day’s time, everything would change, and food would be plentiful and cheap. It was an opportunity for people to return to the Lord and believe He could do this “impossible” thing. The military captain scoffed (v2), revealing his lack of faith in Israel’s God.
“According to the word of the Lord …” (v16). God has proven His love and power to us, and He calls us to have faith in His word.