WEDNESDAY 6 July, 2016
Now Jonathan and Ahimaaz stayed at En Rogel, for they dared not be seen coming into the city; so a female servant would come and tell them, and they would go and tell King David.
2 Samuel 17:17
These two undercover spies stayed in the area of the Kidron Valley. These informants would raise suspicion if they were seen in plain view on the streets of the city, so instead another undercover spy from inside the city would go to them. She was a nameless servant girl, her movements would not be followed or raise any concern.
Notice, these loyal people who loved David and did not want him to get hurt––they were helping him. This ordinary woman made a difference when she carried important messages to her king. God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things.
In the case of another young servant, a girl from Israel made a difference in the life of a foreign commander of the king of Syria––Naaman. He was diseased with leprosy. She cared enough to pass on a message to him through his wife, who she served. Elijah, the prophet in Samaria, could heal him of his leprosy. After Naaman met the prophet and eventually submitted to what he was told to do, he was completely healed of his leprosy. The young girl was a common slave but God used her to share valuable information that saved his life (2 Kings 5:1-3, 9-14).
How about yourself? In Biblical typology leprosy represents sin––a deadly disease. Can you share the message of the Gospel with others and tell them about the person of Christ––He is the Great Physician? This important information can lead them to be healed spiritually and even physically, if God wills, but in the end their souls can be saved eternally!
There are no incurable cases under the gospel. Any sinner may be healed if he will only come to Christ.
~J. C. Ryle~
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