Friday September 2, 2005
Rewards of Obedience2 KINGS 5
When the great warrior Naaman dipped himself seven times in the
Need often precedes an awakening to God's nature as the Provider—Naaman's desire for healing surpassed his disbelief and pride, causing him to seek a cure from the God of conquered
Obedience sometimes requires action that seems impractical or unreasonable. Naaman could see no rational reason to wash in the
Suppose that Naaman had given up in exasperation and stopped after only six dips. Because partial obedience is the same thing as disobedience, he would have died a leprous man and a lost sinner. Believers often want to know ahead of time how and why God's instructions will alter their circumstances. However, trust requires that we proceed based on what we already know, namely, that our Father does everything for the good of His followers. In turn, He rewards our obedience with answered prayer and continued blessings.
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