Christian Devotional – May 5, 2012

VERSE:
2 Kings 5:20–But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, thought, “”Behold, my master has spared this Naaman the Aramean, by not receiving from his hands what he brought. As the Lord lives, I will run after him and take something from him.”

TRUTH:
Greed and self-righteousness drove Gehazi to go and seek payment for something he didn’t even do and shouldn’t take credit for. He didn’t like the fact that this man from the country of their enemies was getting his healing for free; he felt like Naaman should have to pay something. He also so an opportunity to make him pay and pocket the money himself. What motivates our actions? Are we motivated by love of self and stuff or love of God and others?

RESPONSE:
Father, You know the motives of our heart. Cleanse mine. Help me to strive to do nothing except show others Your love for them.

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