Some Things Never Change
“Then his servants came near and spoke to him and said, ‘My father, had the prophet told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more then, when he says to you, ‘Wash, and be clean’?’” (2 Kings 5:13,)
When Naaman the gentile came to Elisha the Hebrew prophet to be cured of leprosy, he was told to bathe in the muddy Jordan. Furious about this seemingly ridiculous act, Naaman stubbornly refused. His servants rightly told him, “If Elisha had wanted something great [here think “expensive”], you would have done it!”
The people of this world continue with the same frame of mind. False religions by the dozens call for great sacrifice. Twisted Christian doctrine in some circles calls for continual penance, self-mutilation, and financial sacrifice. Humanly speaking, we forever seek to find elaborate schemes to be right with God.
All the while, the Word of the Lord is, “that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9)
For many, if God had asked for expensive gifts or difficult sacrifices, they would obey. But the simple act of confession of belief is too much for them to handle.
In His Grace,
Dr. Randy White
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