“Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his
master, and honorable…he was also a mighty man in valor, but he was a leper.” (2
Kings 5: 1)
That is the Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional today.
Naaman was not an Israelite; he belonged to an ungodly nation that had a history of
troubling Israel. He neither shared a relationship with Prophet Elisha, nor had a
habit of consulting the Prophet on any matter.
Eventually, Naaman met Elisha when he got new information and knowledge from the
Hebrew maid. New knowledge pushed Naaman to Elisha and he got healed. Naaman was fed
with new knowledge, and he soon began to conform to the knowledge he got. The
knowledge he got pushed him into a certain level of conformity.
Friend, be careful about the knowledge you feed yourself with. There is a tendency
for you to become more of whatever knowledge you feed yourself with. If you feed
yourself with positive knowledge, you will become more positive; if you feed
yourself with negative knowledge, you will become more negative in all your ways.
If you feed more and more on God’s word, you will become more and more like God; if
you feed yourself with knowledge that sets the stage for sin, be careful, you may be
trapped in the cycle of sin. If you feed your mind with gossip, lustful and hateful
thoughts, pornography, etc, don’t be surprised when you eventually manifest what you
fed yourself with.
Instead of gaining negative knowledge, go for positive knowledge. Go for knowledge
that will make you better without making you worse; go for knowledge that will edify
you; go for knowledge that will cause your path to shine brighter and brighter. Go
for positive knowledge.
Job 28 vs. 28 says: “…Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart
from evil is understanding.”
Pray With Me: Lord, give me wisdom to seek positive knowledge, in Jesus’ name!
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Enjoy A Fruitful Monday.