June 11, 2015
Oh, how I love today’s word. God sets up impossible situations to reveal himself in glory. HE has done this many times in the bible as well as in my life, and HE is doing it again in my life. I do not see a solution to my future, but I’m not in despair. Whatever HE asks me to do, I will do it.
So, in today’s QT, Naaman, a gentile command of Aram’s army who has leprosy hears of Elisha, and goes to Israel to be cured. The king of Israel is enraged with confusion as he feel he’s being ridiculed by being asked to cure leprosy. He lacks faith in God’s power, and only see possibilities in things and he can do himself. Elisha hears about this, and calms him down, and tell him to send Naaman over. He does, and when Naaman comes, Elisha tells him to wash his body in the Jordan river 7 times. At first, Naaman think this is ridiculous as there’s cleaner river at home which didn’t cure him. He too lacks faith, but one of his servants told him if Elisha told him to do something much more difficult, he would have done it, so why not this. So, Naaman does wash his body 7 times in Jordan and is cured.
Today’s qt reminds me of 1 Corinthians 1:18 - For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who re being saved it is the power of God.
Application: go to basket ball