What can we learn from the story of Elisha and Naaman?


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Naaman was the commander of Syria's (Aram's) army and well regarded as a military man, but he had leprosy. His Israelite servant girl suggested he go to Elisha to be healed. Naaman left for Israel,...

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Naaman's slave young lady, caught in a strike of Israel, said Elisha could mend him of his sickness. In any case, Naaman committed an error. At the point when he set out for Israel from Syria, with the ruler's favoring, he brought with him mind-boggling blessings: 750 pounds of silver worth $90,000 today when silver sells for $10 a troy ounce, and 150 pounds of gold worth nearly $2 million today with gold at $1,000 a troy ounce!

Naaman's error was that he assessed an inappropriate cost for his purifying (2 Kings 5:5, 15-16), and the explanation behind this is he didn't have the foggiest idea about the 'endowment of God' (John 4:10; Eph. 2:8). 

The worker young lady had said nothing regarding blessings; she just highlighted Elisha the prophet and mentioned to her governess what the Lord could do. Unsaved individuals think nothing about the things of the Lord, otherworldly things, and just confuse what is so basic (1 Cor. 2:14; PS 49:7 "None of them can by using any and all means reclaim his sibling, nor provide for God a payoff for him"). 

We aren't spared by offering presents to God, however by accepting by confidence His endowment of everlasting life (Eph. 2:8-9; John 3:16, 36; Rom. 6:23).

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