The Gehazi Syndrome
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The Gehazi Syndrome

2 Kings 5:15-27  (ID: 1340)

2 Kings 5 provides an example of two men facing tempting circumstances, but each reacted differently. Elisha had victory over sin while Gehazi’s failure to deal with the greed in his heart led to punishment. Alistair Begg reminds us that if we don’t deal with personal sin, it can destroy us, but if our minds are being renewed by the Word of God, our lives can be transformed and the cycle of sin can be broken.

Gehazi's Greed and Punishment

15Then he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and he came and stood before him. And he said, “Behold, I know that there is no God in all the earth but in Israel; so accept now a present from your servant.”

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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.