2 Kings 5:22 – And he said, All is well. My master hath sent me, saying, Behold, even now there be come to me from mount Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets: give them, I pray thee, a talent of silver, and two changes of garments.
Gehazi had witnessed the only person healed of leprosy in Elisha’s ministry. The miracle was unusual in the fact that Namaan had to dip 7 times in the muddy Jordan River. Namaan balked at first, but eventually obeyed the command to dip. When Namaan arose the seventh time he was completely healed. Overwhelmed with joy and gratitude, he offered to give Elisha gifts. Elisha refused to accept these offerings, and Namaan journeyed back home.
Gehazi, Elisha’s servant, decided to chase after these gifts in spite of the fact that Elisha, God’s man, had turned them down. He chose monetary gain over the will of God. He sacrificed a quadruple portion ministry for a little silver and fading garments.
When Gehazi caught up with Namaan, it seemed as if Gehazi told a flat out lie. Gehazi told Namaan that his master had sent him. Even though Elisha hadn’t sent him, Gehazi still wasn’t lying. In fact, Gehazi’s master had sent him – only this was a different master.
Matthew 6:24 – No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon (money).
Which master is mastering your life?