Exhortation: God’s Way

When Elisha sent a messenger to Naaman, the leper, in II Kings 5, he said: “Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored, and you shall be clean.” Naaman could not humble himself to see that this was God’s way of bringing healing from his leprosy; uncleanness. At times we would prefer to take our own path to peace and restoration, but God has called us to live and to worship in a certain way. To use Calvin’s language, we have put on Christian glasses, so that we may see all things rightly. God’s way is the only way to achieve bliss and to understand life as we should; any other way—however normal it might seem—and however more prestigious and respected it might seem is ultimately a path to despair. God has called us to worship him. He says do this and live. Let us not doubt, but enter into his courts with praise.

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About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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