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

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AuthorHouse, Nov 2, 2007 - Religion - 104 pages
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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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Contents

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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Page 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.
Page 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.
Page 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.
Page 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.

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