YOU WILL PAY THE BILL
2 Kings 5:19-27 (27) – Naaman’s leprosy will cling to you and to your descendants forever.” Then Gehazi went from Elisha’s presence and his skin was leprous—it had become as white as snow. (NIV)
A noticeboard outside an eatery reads, “Eat as much as you can; your grandchildren will pay the bill.” Mr Oliver entered the eatery, ate all he could, and was relaxing when the waiter gave him the bill. He laughed, pointing to the information board, and said, “Can’t you see? My grandchildren will pay.” The waiter replied, “This is not your bill, it’s your grandfather’s bill.” Mr Oliver fainted!
Can you imagine how selfish a person can be to feel so calm piling up liabilities for the upcoming generations as long as he doesn’t have to bear the consequences of his own actions? This was what Gehazi did when he falsely collected the gift from Naaman in our Bible reading. Consequently, Gehazi’s greed brought the plague of leprosy on him and his descendants.
Beloved, you must check yourself to see whether you fall into this category of people. How many people have you made to suffer for your wickedness while pretending to be a saint so you can be in the good books of others? What goes around comes around. God is the Father of mercy and also of judgement. Whatever you do outside God’s standard puts you in danger of satanic manipulation and divine judgement. Repent, accept Jesus, and make restitution before it is too late. Once you are saved, you won’t suffer the repercussions of your past and your parents’ sins (Ezekiel 18:19).
Hymn: Are You Washed in the Blood? – Elisha A. Hoffman (1878)
1. Father, please forgive my parents and me for every sin and atrocity we have committed!
1. Blood of Jesus! Cancel any voice of vengeance crying against me, my family, and my nation.
2. Father, cover every nakedness resulting from my negative history.
3. Whatever will make the hospital my family’s second home this year. Father, take them away.
DON’T START THE FIRE YOUR CHILDREN CAN’T QUENCH
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