1. Exposition

Why does the king send so many gifts?

2 Kings 5:5 (ESV)

5 And the king of Syria said, “Go now, and I will send a letter to the king of Israel.”So he went, taking with him ten talents of silver, six thousand shekels of gold, and ten changes of clothing.

Part of the king's worldview is “Do ut des” (Latin): “I give you a present and you, my god, will give me your blessing.” This is the reason why he is sending so many precious gifts.