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Don’t Be A Gehazi Person
SERIES
‘LET NO DEBT REMAIN OUTSTANDING, EXCEPT THE
CONTINUING DEBT TO LOVE...’ ROMANS 13:8. NIV
We all have people who’ve blessed us in ways we can never forget and we must
honour them. But there will always be a few who want more than they’re due. They
are the ‘Gehazi people.’ Gehazi, Elisha’s servant, couldn’t stand to see Naaman
receive his healing without capitalising on it. He wanted more than he was due
I give You all the
and in the end his greed caused him to die of the very leprosy God had lifted from
Glory Lord for every
Naaman (2 Kings 5:26-27).
blessing and miracle
This ‘I-am-forever-grateful-to-you’ syndrome sounds noble, but actually it robs
I have received into
God of the glory, because it suggests that you are where you are because of who He
used.
my own life. I thank
Promotion comes only from God! Furthermore, if He uses somebody to sow into
You Lord, for what
your life, they should look to Him for their harvest, not you. We shouldn’t give with
you have done and
strings attached or take credit for what God has done in somebody’s life. Look out
now look forward to
for the leeches who try to overtax you and leave you in debt for life. These hangers-
what You are going on want to fl y when they see you going higher and they can be hard to shake off.
to do. Lord let me not That may mean some hard choices on your part, like choosing between being ‘a
boast in my success
nice guy’ or fulfi lling your destiny.
to others less well off
Refuse to put niceness above your own wellbeing or to continue making payments
than me, but help me
on a debt that was paid off long ago. Burn the mortgage and move on! Paul writes,
when I speak to turn
‘Give everyone what you owe him…Let no debt remain outstanding, except the
the attention and the
continuing debt to love…’
(Romans 13:7-8 NIV).
praise back to You.
That I would be a
mirror of Your Glory A Heart For Others
in Jesus’ name.
‘...WHATEVER YOU DID FOR ONE OF THE LEAST OF THESE... YOU
DID FOR ME” MATTHEW 25:40. NIV
‘I came across
Mother Teresa said, ‘If you are kind, people will accuse you of selfi sh motives; be
TheWord For kind anyway. If you’re successful, you’ll win both false friends and true enemies;
Today. It really succeed anyway. What you spend years building, someone may destroy overnight;
changed my life’
build anyway. The good you do today most people will forget; do good anyway. Give
the world the best you have and it may never be enough; give your best anyway. In
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The downside of living in a nice house, working at a nice job and attending a nice
church is that you become insensitive to the hurts of those around you. Check out
these two Scriptures:
1) ‘If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity
on him, how can the love of God be in him?’ ...Let us not love with words…but with
actions…’ (1 John 3:17-18 NIV) 2) ‘Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes
and daily food. If one of you says to him, ‘Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well
fed,’ but does nothing…what good is it?…faith by itself, if it is not accompanied
by action, is dead. But someone will say, ‘You have faith; I have deeds.’ Show me
your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do’
(James 2:15-18 NIV). Today, ask God to give you a heart for others.
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