Read 2 Kings 2 today.

This chapter includes the transition of prophetic leadership from Elijah to Elisha. Elisha is persistent in staying with Elijah until Elijah is taken up to heaven. He received a double portion of Elijah’s spirit, which indicates a ‘first born’ aspect of their relationship rather than twice as much as Elijah.
Elisha’s first miracle was purifying the spring in Jericho. Later, he was confronted by a group of boys who mocked him. When he cursed them in the name of the Lord, two female bears came out of the woods and mauled 42 of the boys. (The writer neither condones nor condemns Elisha’s action in this passage. The story is merely conveyed to the reader.) What we have are two groups of people who interacted with Elisha. One group was blessed, while the other was cursed. It was the actions and attitudes of the people that determined which they experienced.
This is a reminder to me that the difference between blessings and curses can be likened to the current of a river. Whether you experience the current as a blessing or a curse depends on which way you are swimming.
It is my desire to swim with the current of what God is doing.
2 Kings 2:19-24 NLT
One day the leaders of the town of Jericho visited Elisha. “We have a problem, my lord,” they told him. “This town is located in pleasant surroundings, as you can see. But the water is bad, and the land is unproductive.” [20] Elisha said, “Bring me a new bowl with salt in it.” So they brought it to him. [21] Then he went out to the spring that supplied the town with water and threw the salt into it. And he said, “This is what the LORD says: I have purified this water. It will no longer cause death or infertility.” [22] And the water has remained pure ever since, just as Elisha said.
[23] Elisha left Jericho and went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, a group of boys from the town began mocking and making fun of him. “Go away, baldy!” they chanted. “Go away, baldy!” [24] Elisha turned around and looked at them, and he cursed them in the name of the LORD. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of them.