Renungan harian alkitab, 2 Kings 5, kamis; ” test to a Gehazi, ujian bagi Gehazi”

2 Kings 5:14-16 (NKJV)  So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

And he returned to the man of God, he and all his aides, and came and stood before him; and he said, “Indeed, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, except in Israel; now therefore, please take a gift from your servant.”

But he said, “As the Lord lives, before whom I stand, I will receive nothing.” And he urged him to take it, but he refused.

Biasanya umat datang membawa persembahan khusus kepada Nabi, sebagai persembahan dan rasa syukur kepada Tuhan.

Ketika seorang Nabi dengan rendah hati menerima persembahan, ia telah menjadi alat untuk umat menabur, karena umat membutuhkan nabi yang rendah hati untuk ditabur persembahan , sehingga umat juga bisa mendapatkan tuaian finansial.( menggenapi firman barang siapa menabur persembahan kepada nabi akan mendapat upah nabi dan berkat)

Dalam kasus lain, Nabi Elisha jika merasa tidak membutuhkan persembahan umat, ia tetap rendah hati menerimanya , tidak menolak dan memberikan kepada orang lain, contohnya persembahan sulung  roti di saat kelaparan, tetap diterima, lalu dibagikan kepada umat sehingga terjadi mukjizat pelipatgandaan roti, demikian kisah ini tertulis;

2 Kings 4:42-44 (NKJV)  Then a man came from Baal Shalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley bread, and newly ripened grain in his knapsack. And he said, “Give it to the people, that they may eat.”

But his servant said, “What? Shall I set this before one hundred men?” He said again, “Give it to the people, that they may eat; for thus says the Lord: ‘They shall eat and have some left over.’ “

So he set it before them; and they ate and had some left over, according to the word of the Lord.

Tetapi aneh sekali, tiba tiba Nabi Elisha menolak persembahan khusus jendral Naaman? Seperti sombong? Ini bukan sikap yang benar, ada apa dengan kasus ini?.

Kasus ini dirancangkan Tuhan, untuk menguji hati  calon penerus jubah kenabian Elisha yakni muridnya Gehazi, ini adalah sebuah ujian hati bagi Gehazi, apakah ia layak menjadi nabi penerus urapan Elisha.

Jika dulu Elisha anak pengusaha pertanian yang kaya raya meninggalkan kekayaan dan bussinesnya seketika , guna mengikut nabi Elijah, ia lulus ujian materi….

Nabi Elisha bahkan secara profetik melihat tindakan pemberontakan  gehazi, dan ia bernubuat sebuah hukuman dan sekaligus memecat Gehazi sebagai muridnya.

2 Kings 5:27 (NKJV)  Therefore the leprosy of Naaman shall cling to you and your descendants forever.” And he went out from his presence leprous, as white as snow.

Berbeda dengan Gehazi, didalam mental miskin yang ia miliki, ia memilih mammon, harta dan kena kutuk kusta, karena memberontak otoritas. 

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