God: is a confidante….
2 Kings 5:7-8 (KJV) “And it came to pass, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he rent his clothes, and said, Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man doth send unto me to recover a man of his leprosy? wherefore consider, I pray you, and see how he seeketh a quarrel against me. And it was so, when Elisha the man of God had heard that the king of Israel had rent his clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, Wherefore hast thou rent thy clothes? let him come now to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel”.
Whenever we get afflicted with an ailment, it is the duty of our primary care physician to identify the specific area of the complaint and then provide a referral to deal with the situation. In that way, a specialist will deal with whatever the situation is so that healing can be effected.
Sometimes we fail or are reluctant to visit the doctor and then deal with the results of the reluctance, but the ideal situation is to identify what is causing the problem then act upon it. In our reading today we see this man named Naaman who came from Syria and got wind of the wonderful work that the God of Israel was doing in His people and through His prophets, came to be ministered in the sense that he desired to be healed of the complications of leprosy; (yes healing was done in the Old Testament).
In the process of following correct protocol, the visitors from out of town went to the king of Israel, who from his reaction was short sighted in dealing with the request which came down the pipe. He got hysterical and took the request out of proportion, and ideally, what would happen is that He would have created a national situation.
How many times you have a situation you are dealing with and instead of taking it to God and telling Him about your problems, you go to your best friend, your mother, your neighbor and just about anyone who will listen to you describe the problem you are faced with. If you had only just taken the problem to Jesus, a viable solution would have been granted to you or the problem would have been taken care of just so and you move on with your life.
The prophet heard about the dilemma and was able to make a diagnosis without even a consultation. I want you to evaluate your life and see what it is that is making you stress out to the point that you can’t be rational and make a conscious decision to talk it over with Jesus. As a matter of fact He is waiting for you to check in with Him to deal with the problem.
It doesn’t take much, and He is always willing to listen and deal with the problem. Talk it over with him today, as He is the right source.
Trivia: Who was said to have “The law of truth was in his mouth”? Who was God speaking about?