But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Look, my master has spared Naaman this Syrian, while not receiving from his hands what he brought, but the Lord lives, I will run after him and take something from him. So Gehazi pursued Naaman. When Naaman saw him running after him, he got down from the chariot to meet him and said, Is all well? And he said, all is well. My master has sent me, saying, indeed, just now two young men of the sons of the prophets have come to me from the mountains of Ephraim. Please, give them a talent of silver and two changes of garments – 2 Kings 5 : 20 – 22.
When Elisha was busy with the issue of healing, his servant’s eyes was on the gift that they brought. He was there with his master, but his mind was not in whatever thing that his master was doing.
Whatever we do in life, has a great effect whether positively or negatively. Naaman was healed of his leprosy and because of his joy he presented a gift to the man of God, Elisha but he refused to take the gift.
It was an opportunity for Elisha to be connected to such a well know man like Naaman but he never wanted to have any influence in the worldly things but rather with the things of God. He never want to contaminate himself with the things of the world no matter how precious it seems to be. He took his eyes off material things because he has an inheritance in heaven. He new that God is greater than any material thing.
So Naaman said, please, take two talents. And he urged him and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments and handed them to two of his servants and they carried them on ahead of him. When he came to the citadel, he took them from their hand and stored them away in the house, then he let the men go and they departed. Now he went in and stood before his master. Elisha said to him, Where did you go, Gehazi? And he said, your servant did not go anywhere.
Then he said to him, did not heart go with you when the man turned back from his chariot to meet you? Is it the time to receive money and to receive clothing, olive groves and vineyards, sheep and oxen, male and female servants? Therefore the leprosy of Naaman shall cling to you and your descendants forever. And he went out from his presence leprous as white as snow – 2 Kings 5 : 23 – 27.
He lied to the man of God and also lied against him just because of material things that will be there today and tomorrow will not be there.
I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, it is more blessed to give than to take – Acts 20 : 35.
We should not be too conscious about gift. Because of greed, he did not only brought a curse upon himself but rather upon his descendants even the ones yet unborn will grow up and start a fight that they know nothing about.
That is what is happening today. Many people are fighting the battle they know nothing about. May be an error someone in the ancestry has made, may be a covenant one might have entered knowingly or unknowingly, curt one might have entered, words that has been said against any member of the family for an offence committed or even an error or offence committed by anyone in your environment can have effect too.
An error of just one minute can make a whole generation to go through suffering until someone is able to find out the cause and rise up to pray and renounce it, there will be no freedom.
PRAYER : Everlasting Father, I thank You for all that You have done for me and my family. Help me not to make any error or make any mistake that will my generation to suffer what they know nothing about in the name of Jesus Christ.