Wants To Give Money

for his cure. How many people want to do the same nowadays. Why it

would have spoiled the story of grace if the prophet had taken

anything! You may give a thank-offering to God's cause, not to

purchase salvation, but because you are saved. The Lord doesn't

charge anything to save you. It is "without money and without

price." The prophet Elisha refused to take anything, and I can

imagine no one felt more rejoiced than h

Naaman starts back to Damascus a very different man than he was when

he left it. The dark cloud has gone from his mind; he is no longer a

leper, in fear of dying from a loathsome disease. He lost the

leprosy in Jordan when he did what the man of God told him; and if

you obey the voice of God, even while I am speaking to you, the

burden of your sins will fall from off you, and you shall be

cleansed. It is all done through faith and obedience.

Let us see what Naaman's faith led him to believe. "And he returned

to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood

before him: and he said, Behold, now I know that there is no God in

all the earth, but in Israel: now therefore, I pray thee, take a

blessing of thy servant."

What I want particularly to call your attention to is the words