Skip to comments.A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....05-08-06....Military Monday
Posted on 05/07/2006 6:24:28 PM PDT by The Mayor
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May 8, 2006
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Did not my heart go with you . . . ? Is it time to receive money and to receive clothing? 2 Kings 5:26
While visiting a US Civil War battlefield in Virginia, I was struck by a story about an army unit that arrived too late for a major battle. The troops had stopped to loot a camp abandoned by their enemy. By taking what they felt they needed, they could not accomplish their mission.
That seems to describe the failure of the prophet Elishas servant Gehazi, who sought money and clothing from Naaman, a Syrian military commander (2 Kings 5:20-25). Elisha told Naaman how to be cured of his leprosy, but he refused any gift or payment from him (v.16). Gehazi, however, decided to get something for himself (v.20). In a stinging rebuke, Elisha said to Gehazi: Is it time to receive money and to receive clothing . . . ? Therefore the leprosy of Naaman shall cling to you and your descendants forever (vv.26-27).
The desire for personal gain can be a snare in our service for the Lord. It may be the subtle lure of recognition or the fatal attraction of financial reward. Any motive that changes our focus from giving to God to getting from Him poses a real spiritual danger.
Greed makes us believe that we deserve what we desire. That leads us down the wrong road. May God give us the wisdom to avoid the sin of Gehazi.
Gods riches fill up our supply,
Whatever we may need,
So we can then be generous,
And not controlled by greed. Sper
Live to give.
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Hi Connie, good to see you.
Good to see you Mayor....Hope you had a blessed Sunday!
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Wonderful tribute,Dr Scarpetta.
Thank you. I read in the newspaper that a town in my state had an Armed Forces Day Parade on Sat.
What a Great picture! Thank you so much..
Meg, that is fantastic! My you are getting good.. : )
Thank you ,Mayor..all I did was frame it..someone else did the message . I love it,too.
Hope all had a good weekend & some nice things in their life along the way. Urgent matters going on in household/family. Won't be around too much this week.
Thanks for coming by Dolly, I hope things are alright..
It's been a tough year (a microcosm of a difficult life sometimes). But Free Republic is always there for me, and I am very thankful for my friends here.
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