The Disease of Naaman

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Most Bible students are familiar with Naaman. He was the man who upon being told how to cleanse his leprosy became“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”(2 Kings 5:11).

Many folks today are suffering with the disease of Naaman. No, not his leprosy, but rather his“behold, I thought”malady.

It’s like the “Christian Church Elder”I heard of conducting a funeral service on a Saturday morning and stating that the daughter of the deceased one asked that they observe the Lord’s Supper. Before serving it, the man said, “my initial reaction was, I’ve never heard of that before - but then I thought, why not?”

Why not?! How about the fact there’s no Bible authority for such. In the Bible, the church assembled to“break bread(partake of the Lord’s Supper)upon the first day of the week”(Acts 20:7).

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord”(Isa. 55:8). Don’t let the “behold, I thought” epidemic get you.

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- David McPherson
"Blessed be the name of the LORD From this time forth and forevermore!" - Psalm 113:2

Church of Christ in Galena 2014