Lie after Lie after Lie: A Study in 2 Kings 5

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AuthorHouse, 02.11.2007 - 104 Seiten

Lie after Lie after Lie is a contemporary and insightful look at a familiar Old Testament chapter, 2 Kings 5. Through twenty succinct chapters, Lie after Lie after Lie tells the story of Naaman, a soldier in desperate need of help; Elisha, the prophet, who was willing to help, and Gehazi, a shrewd servant, who decided to help himself.

Through Naaman you will learn that God is available to help everyone laden with the leprous condition of sin (Romans 3:23). Through Elisha you will discover that the Lord is willing and able to work through His under-shepherd to bless His people and deliver them from the infirmity of sin (Jeremiah 3:15). Through Gehazi you will find out that God sees and knows all about our evil-doings. And yet, He is still willing and able to forgive and cleanse, if we are willing to repent and obey.

With only twenty seven verses, 2 Kings 5 contains a number of important lessons for today’s living. The chapter teaches that we all have both positive and negative qualities, strengths and weaknesses that affect our lives.

In addition, 2 Kings 5 clearly illustrate that following good advice will lead to blessings; remember to turn to God in times of trouble; God doesn’t operate according to our dictates; trust those who represent God; accepting gifts is not always wise; secret sins are constantly on display before God; and the wages of sin are costly. These are just a few of the lessons taught in a chapter that is familiar to many.

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Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
6
Chapter 3
10
Chapter 4
14
Chapter 5
18
Chapter 6
22
Chapter 7
26
Chapter 8
30
Chapter 13
50
Chapter 14
54
Chapter 15
58
Chapter 16
62
Chapter 17
66
Chapter 18
70
Chapter 19
73
Chapter 20
77

Chapter 9
34
Chapter 10
38
Chapter 11
42
Chapter 12
46
CONCLUSION
81
About the Author
85
Back Cover
87
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Seite xvi - And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him : and he said, Behold, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel: now therefore, I pray thee, take a blessing of thy servant.
Seite 14 - And it came to pass, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he rent his clothes, and said, Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man doth send unto me to recover a man of his leprosy ? Wherefore consider, I pray you, and see how he seeketh a quarrel against me.
Seite xiv - NOW Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honourable, because by him the LORD had given deliverance unto Syria : he was also a mighty man in valour, but he was a leper.
Seite xvi - And Naaman said, Be content, take two talents. And he urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments, and laid them upon two of his servants; and they bare them before him.
Seite xvi - But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought: but, as the Lord liveth, I will run after him, and take somewhat of him.
Seite 78 - For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness; all these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
Seite 22 - Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the Lord his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper.
Seite 38 - In this thing the LORD pardon thy servant, that when my master goeth into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leaneth on my hand, and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon: when I bow down myself in the house of Rimmon, the LORD pardon thy servant in this thing.
Seite 61 - Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets: give them, I pray thee, a talent of silver, and two changes of garments.
Seite 30 - So he turned and went away in a rage. 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?

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