Scripture Memorization for January – Philippians 3
Listen to this morning’s Scripture song – Psalm 51
A Study of Women in the Bible
Naaman’s Servant Girl
“Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honourable, because by him the LORD had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valour, but he was a leper. And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naaman’s wife. And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy.” (2Kings 5:1-3)
Today we will be talking about another nameless girl. She was a Jewish girl who was taken form her home and all that was familiar. She became a slave by the hands of Syrians, to the captain of the host, Naaman’s, wife. Although she was torn form her home, she was not torn away from her faith. She was in a heathen country, but still kept the teaching of Jehovah God and she knew exactly where to go for help. We also see she was not shy about telling her mistress, that her husband Naaman, needed to see a man of God. Remember these people did not worship the Lord God.
Although very little is written about this young girl, but I believe we can learn a few important facts from her. She was surrounded by unbelievers. When working outside the home, their are lost people all around us. We listen to their talk, their music and their stories. We see the way they dress, the places they go and the way they act. If we are not keeping our minds fully on the Lord, their ways will become our ways. It was not so with the servant girl. She kept her faith. She must have been a good servant and a good testimony, because Naaman listened and did what she suggested. She also was not ashamed about telling Naaman and his wife about God. (Would God my lord we with the prophet that si in Samaria….). Notice the word God is capitalized. We too must be a bold witness for the Lord. Who knows what can become of someone sharing the Gospel. In the case of the servant girl, Naaman turned to the Lord.
“And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him: and he said, Behold, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel: now therefore, I pray thee, take a blessing of thy servant.” (2King 5:15)
Are we witnesses in our everyday life? Or are our mouths closed by doubt and fear? Like the unimportant servant girl, we need to do God’s will wherever we are. Let’s not distracted by our place in life, our enemies or anything else. God uses the most amazing people to serve Him. Are you willing?
I John 5:13