“HUMBLING EXPERIENCE”

Being a Christian demands a humbling experience, by acknowledging who we are and who God is.  We yield, surrender to Him, doing whatever He asks just because of who He is that asks it.  How foolish to need healing and not go to a physician to be made well.  Even more ridiculous to go to the doctor, be told what to do and refuse to take the remedy.  These people cannot expect to be healthy so they live in their sickness.

Now what was it that brought about the healing of Naaman?  Read about it in 2 Kings the 5th chapter.  He was a valiant soldier, but he had leprosy.  When he was told that the prophet Elisha could heal him.  He went to Elisha’s house and inquired of the man of God.  A messenger was sent to him telling him what to do, Go wash yourself seven times in the Jordan and your flesh will be restored and you will be cleansed. But, Naaman was angry and thought there must be an easier way to be made whole then dipping seven times in the dirty river Jordan.  So, he left in a rage.  An unknown servant told Naaman how foolish his refusal was that he should wash and be cleansed.  So, Naaman went and dipped himself seven times in the river Jordan.  His flesh was restored.  Naaman was healed by his humble obedience.

What was it that made Saul of Tarsus a follower of Jesus?  It was the vision that blinded him on his way from Jerusalem to Damascus.  What must have gone through his mind in the darkness concerning what he had been doing to this Jesus whom he sincerely persecuted?  He realized how wrong he was and yielded his life to the Lord.  Paul summed it up when he said, “I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision.”  Acts 26:19     Paul’s surrender to Jesus enabled him to be the influential Apostle for Christ.

The test of Abraham in the sacrifice of his son, Isaac was the greatest obedience of all.   God told Abraham when he was willing to kill his own son, “NOW I KNOW THAT YOU FEAR GOD.”  Genesis 22: 12  Didn’t God know before when Abraham left home to go to a city he knew not where?  Didn’t God know when Abraham build altars of faith?  I  only know that in this supreme act  of obedience that God said, “Now I know.”

Healing salvation comes from bowing humbly at the foot of the Cross of Jesus saying sincerely, “God be merciful to me a sinner.”  Calvary is the only cure for sin.

“There is a fountain filled with blood, drawn from Emmanuel’s veins.  And sinners plunge beneath that flood, lose all their guilty stains.”

2 Responses to ““HUMBLING EXPERIENCE””

  1. Max, I think this is one of your best Devotionals.

  2. Good Morning , This is a great reminder . God has promised us so much, but the promise comes with a condition, something we have to do ! We can’t just sit down and wait .

    Love and prayers, Joann

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