Daily D – 2 Kings 5:10
Then Elisha sent him a messenger, who said, “Go wash seven times in the Jordan and your skin will be restored and you will be clean.”
2 KINGS 5:10 (CSB)
Now and again, God speaks so clearly it is hard not to hear his voice. Sometimes we make things more complicated than they are. We want to be sure, really, really sure, that we heard God correctly. Living with wisdom and power, as Jesus taught in Matthew 7:24-27, is a matter of hearing and obeying. Somebody ought to write a song called Trust and Obey. That could help us internalize God’s message.
Do not look for these Daily D entries next Tuesday and Wednesday, and maybe even a bit longer than that. Neck surgery is on the schedule for Tuesday morning. This will include a one-night stay in the hospital. The doctor promises relief from neck pain immediately. The full recovery, of course, will take a bit longer.
So what was my Bible reading today? This text is about healing. Then I read Psalm 34. If you haven’t read it lately, take a look at it. You will see why it is encouraging to me today. Verse 4 is so, so good: “I sought the LORD, and he answered me and rescued me from all my fears.”
The reading in Matthew today is from chapter 8. Verses 1-4 are about healing. Verses 5-13 are about healing. Verses 14-17 are about healing. Get the message?
* What is God saying to you today?
* How will you not only hear but obey?
* What will be the result of living with wisdom and power?
I will trust God for healing.
Our Father, thank you for encouraging my heart. Thank you for calming my fears. Thank you for healing my body. You are better to me than I would be to myself. Amen.
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Genesis 26:26-31 Meanwhile, Abimelek had come to him from Gerar, with Ahuzzath his personal adviser and Phicol the commander of his forces. 27 Isaac asked them, “Why have you come to me, since you were hostile to me and sent me away?”
28 They answered, “We saw clearly that the LORD was with you; so we said, ‘There ought to be a sworn agreement between us’—between us and you. Let us make a treaty with you 29 that you will do us no harm, just as we did not harm you but always treated you well and sent you away peacefully. And now you are blessed by the LORD.”
30 Isaac then made a feast for them, and they ate and drank. 31 Early the next morning the men swore an oath to each other. Then Isaac sent them on their way, and they went away peacefully.
Genesis 22:13, 14 Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. 14 So Abraham called that place The LORD Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided.
Genesis 21:1-3 Now the LORD was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did for Sarah what he had promised. 2 Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him. 3 Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah bore him.
Genesis 17:1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless.
Genesis 6:9 This is the account of Noah and his family.
Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God.