Wednesday, April 10, 2019

2 Kings 5:13-14 NIV 2011

Naaman’s servants went to him and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then when he tells you, ‘Wash and be cleansed’!” So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy.

2 Kings 5:1, “Naaman was commander of the army of the king of Aram.” His problem was a skin disorder. During those days the malady of leprosy brought a painfully slow and dreadful death. He’d heard of a prophet in Israel that could heal him. 2 Kings 5:3b, “He would cure him of his leprosy.” The prophet Elisha sent Naaman a message to wash seven times in the Jordan to cleanse his flesh. After heeding the words of his servant he recognized God restored him. Humble faith in God cleanses saved sinners.

Leprosy does not plague me but there are areas of my life that need cleansing. Sin separates me from fellowship with the Father. Confession restores that relationship. Recognizing my shortcomings keeps my walk with the Lord much closer. Sundays in church, BSF leaders meeting on Tuesdays and leading my online group are all opportunities to focus and fellowship with God’s faithful. God cleanses me daily when I’m humbly faithful.

What stands between sweet fellowship with God?

Sinners cleansed and saved,

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