The Selfish Servant II Kings 5: 15-27

The natural inclination and deeds of the old nature are nowhere more cleverly disguised than in Christian service. Just because someone is actively serving the Lord, or at least outwardly appearing to do so, does not mean that God is pleased. Often we do not realize that selfish interests are involved, and this is what makes fleshly service so deceptive. This account of Gehazi‚Äôs trickery is helpful in evaluating our old service to see whether or not our interest, or God’s interest, is really at the heart of our labors. Gehazi was a servant to Elisha (v. 20), the...

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