Kings Week 10: Day 3

Pray and read

Ask God to illuminate his word by his Spirit, that you will hear what it says and respond with faith and thanksgiving. Read 2 Kings 5.

Explore

Who are the characters in this story? Which of the characters honour the Lord, and how? Which characters dishonour the Lord, and how?

Elisha offers healing to Naaman. What do you make of Naaman’s initial response to Elisha’s instructions? 

What is Naaman’s response to being healed (v15)? What do you make of his qualifications in verses 17-18? Does Elisha’s response in v19 help to interpret them?

Why does Elisha pronounce judgement on Gehazi? What is wrong with his actions?

Apply

In what ways might Naaman provide an example for us to follow?

Pray

Ask God to give you a humble heart which is quick to obey his word, and exalts him as the only true God.

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