Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (29th February, 2016)

Posted: January 29, 2016 in Bible, Bible Commentary, Christianity, Devotional, Prayer, Quiet Time, Religion
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January 29, 2016

AFFLUENCE

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: 2 Kings 5:20-27

The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.

2 Kings 5:27

Money is the root of all breakaways. Money is the root of all evil. From my little experience, I can conclude that almost all breakaway situations in churches have their roots in money. The evil that enters churches, destroying and dividing them has its roots in money.

Let me give you some homework to do. Carefully analyse these people who leave in anger and rebellion. You will be amazed to find out that almost all those who leave you are money-hungry covetous men. They may have left accusing you of terrible sins but they are just looking for money . Sadly, many of our decisions are driven by our desperation to have money or to have the control of money.

Gehazi is the pastor who lost his ministry because of his desire for money. Most of us will not admit our base desire for more and more money . Unfortunately, many decisions are driven by the desire for money.

Look at what happened to Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the prophet. His master refused to receive money from Naaman, the Syrian. Out of greed, Gehazi went ahead, lied to him and took the money for himself.

By this act, Gehazi dishonoured the ministry of Elisha. Elisha cursed Gehazi and instead of becoming a prophet, Gehazi became a leper.

Credit: Dag Heward-Mills

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