Thursday, June 16, 2011

I want it anyway...right or wrong!

It doesn't matter what it cost you - you want something and you are going to get it!
Ever been there?

2 Kings 5: 20-27 tells the story of Elisha's servant who overheard the offer of great reward for the healing that Naaman received. Elisha tells had told the man no. Not Gehazi he ran after him told him that his master changed his mind and took back twice as much as originally offered. Elisha knew where Gehazi had been and told him so. He replied that he hadn't been anywhere. Elisha then told Gehazi that he took silver from Naaman, so he would get what Naaman had left behind as well - the leprosy! He went to take, but he received as well!

What does our greed cost us? What disease might be eating away at us, because we just had to have something? We just had to do something? Are we not like Gehazi at times? We work a scene to fit our thoughts and we okay everything in our minds and off we go. Convinced it's all okay! NOT!

Elisha knew that God did the healing, he was the messenger. The praise was all God's, but Gehazi allowed himself to be deceived that it would be okay to lie and take was offered to Elisha anyway. What a price to pay for 150 pounds of silver; forever white as snow. Shunned forever everyone knowing that you picked a lie and forever you carried the scars and the sores - no healing because you lacked the faith to know that God would always provide everything you needed!

Sweet blessings,

1 comment:

Frankie said...

What happened to Jehu? In 2 Kings 10:28-29&31, "...Jehu destroyed every trace of Baal worship from Israel. He did not however, destroy the gold calves at Bethel and Dan..." "He was following God's instructions to destroy the family of Ahab, but he did not obey the Law of the Lord, the God of Israel, with all his heart."

Why in the world did he not destroy the gold calves at Bethel and Dan? I just wonder what stopped him from completing God's instructions?