Man of God
Scripture 2 Kings 4:27 Now when she came to the man of God at the hill, she caught him by the feet, but Gehazi came near to push her away. But the man of God said, “Let her alone; for her soul is in deep distress, and the LORD has hidden it from me, and has not told me.”
Observation: As I read 2 Kings the Term man of God is used to describe Elisha more than using his name. Even as the writer is writing about Him, Elisha is called the man of God. What a great title, if I could only live a life that close to God that others would see me has a man of God. To get that title however others must be able to see God through you and I know that’s not what I project. Even today someone asked me for cereal past the serving time at work and I refused and I gave another teacher a hard time for touching a plate, only because I wanted things my way and that is not what a man of God would do. God comes first, then others and myself last and that is not the order in which I need to live.
Application: I need to put God first in everything I do and say. When I do something that would honor God that He will get the credit for it. The Heaven study I’m doing must be presented to others as God’s gift to them and not mine. I’m a servant and I need to show others that God reigns in my life by the way I treat them. My life needs to represent God and not me. Before I say or do anything I need to consider what God wants me to do in each situation.
Prayer: My Lord I want to be seen as your servant. Humble me before you and give me the strength to live a life that is worthy of you. May others see your love in my life and when they see me may they think of you. Guide me Lord and show me how to be a Man of you.