Just as a parent always keeps an eye on the child, so also God keeps a constant watch over us. God is our Father and we are His children. The devil seeks to destroy us, but God seeks to bless us. So in loving care He guides us to do things that are right. 2 Chronicles 16:9 says “For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His.” God is watching us. He sees everything we do; He even knows our every thought. Isn’t it awesome?
God was watching every move of Gehazi. He even knew what Gehazi was contemplating. Gehazi had somehow allowed his heart to run after the worldly things – clothes, money, material possessions; not that he needed it. It was out of greed that he pursued Namaan and took the silver and clothes. He did not hearken to the voice of God convicting him of the wrong he was doing. He got what he lusted after but did not enjoy it for he contracted Namaan’s leprosy.
Then he said to him, “Did not my heart go with you, when the man turned from his chariot to meet you? Is it a time to receive money and to receive clothes and olive groves and vineyards and sheep and oxen and male and female servants?” ~ 2 Kings 5:26
Friend, is there something you are doing or are you a part of what’s not right in the eyes of God? Are you engaged in something that is sinful? Where is your heart? What are you running after? Turn away from those things that are not right in God’s eyes. Remember His eyes range to and fro the whole earth to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is perfect towards Him. Stand up under temptation; don’t give in to the alluring calls of this world. Don’t allow yourself to get entrapped. If you are sensing God’s voice speaking to you or you feel the tug of your conscience, then listen to it and get away from the wrong.
Ask God to help you, to strengthen you to come out blameless and upright. God is more than willing to help you. God does not want us to get caught in traps laid out by the devil. God sends warnings and gentle reminders to get us off the wrong track. If we don’t hearken and obey, we can end up like Gehazi.
Change my heart O God, make it ever true. Change my heart O God, may I be like you. In Jesus Name, Amen.
God’s warnings and reminders come gently. Let’s hearken and obey.
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