It’s just so easy

2 Kings 5:20 “But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man if God, said, Behold, my master hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought: but, as the LORD liveth, I will run after him, and take somewhat of him.”
There was a reward there that had been meant for them but the master had refused it. The servant thought he knew better. Quickly he took off after his reward and concocted a story to explain the sudden change of heart.
Naaman was blameless but the servant to the man of God who himself should have been a man of God was guilty as can be. He took advantage of something that wasn’t his to take and thereby sinned.
Temptation works that way. Makes you think it won’t hurt anybody or anything. In Gehazi’s case it hurt his testimony, ruined his future, and injured his fellowship with Elisha. And it was all so easy to do. It just wasn’t worth it. If we will be honest with ourselves we will find temptation isn’t worth the price in the long run, no matter how easy it looks in the here and now.

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