Oh, the depths to which human beings can sink without a relationship with the One True God! And His faithfulness to keep those who belong to Him!
2 Kings 5 & 6
2 Kings 5 & 6:
Serving God no matter where you are
Chapter 5.2-3 really amazes me and has a great message for us.
“And the Syrians had gone out on raids, and had brought back captive a young girl from the land of Israel. She waited on Naaman’s wife. Then she said to her mistress, ‘If only my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! For he would heal him of his leprosy.'”
Here’s a young girl who had been ripped away from her family and life as she knew it, forced to work as a slave, and yet, look at her heart attitude—one of loyalty and concern for the people under whose authority God had placed her.
Why would God allow that to happen to her in the first place? For the same reason He allowed Joseph to be sold into slavery and carried off to a foreign land—to fulfill His plans and purposes AND to bless those He was using. We need to remember that our good and His glory are always connected.
As a result of this little servant girl, Naaman would come to know the One True God.