Friday, June 25, 2010

Day 87


His Favor is Not For Sale

But Elisha said, "As the Lord lives, I stand before Him. I will not accept it." Naaman urged him to accept it, but he refused. Naaman responded, "If not, please let two mule-loads of dirt be given to your servant, for your servant will no longer offer a burnt offering or a sacrifice to any other god but Yahweh.
2Kings 5:16-17 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)

It is normal for humans to desire to 'purchase' the favor of Yahweh through 'gifts' to the man of God. Elisha was of course aware of this effort to attempt to control Yahweh through giving gifts to God's spokesman.

Yahweh will not be bought... and neither shall His spokesmen.

There shall be not 'pork-barrel' politics in God's Kingdom.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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