APRIL 6 – Great Things For God
2Ki 5:13 And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean?
All too often we want to do some great thing. Great and grand ideas and desires are not God’s way or God’s plan. Ask a child to clean their room and the make it seem as if it is the worst drudgery in the world. Tell them you can paint the room any color you want and then creative juices are flowing. They have grand thoughts and schemes and plans. The reason for that is a carnal nature bound up in excitement and emotion.
Naaman was a carnal man that needed to be cleansed of leprosy. A little girl mentioned the Lord’s prophet. Here was the answer. Naaman’s preparation was to buy a cure. Is that not natural with a man? Buy a cure. Slay the dragon for a cure. Do a difficult, hard, and dangerous deed for a cure. A man wrapped in his carnality will approach God in the wrong manner every time.
This is the way with salvation. How is a person going to go to heaven? Give me a formula. I do find one thing amazing about being born again. A persons’ difficulty in simply repenting and accepting the free gift of salvation. I talk with people and show them the plan of salvation that is in God’s Word and it seems as if they don’t understand. I preach to lost people Sunday after Sunday and wonder about their comprehension.
Satan is working full time to distract, distress and dismiss the simple plan of salvation. God looks for obedience and not innovation. We have many innovators in what I would call a religious society. People are attracted to innovation and that is why we have different people offering different ways to get to heaven. We must, of necessity and call tell others the simplicity of salvation.
It is a gift from God, paid for by His Son, and sealed by the Holy Spirit.