2 Kings 5:1-15
The story of Naaman, a war hero, captain of the Syrian army who acquired leprosy.
In verses 1-7:
Leprosy was one of the most dreaded illnesses of the time. Some forms of leprosy were incredibly infectious and hopeless. The worst cases of leprosy lead to death. Numerous lepers were constrained out of the urban communities into isolated camps. Since Naaman still held his post, he most likely had a gentle type of the sickness.
The young lady's confidence and Naaman's journey appear differently in relation to the obstinacy of Israel’s king. A leader in Syria looked for the God of Israel; Israel's own king would not. The young lady's brief word of faith in God given to her boss was in tum sent to a Syrian captain. God had put her there for a reason and she was unwavering. Where has God put us? Regardless of how modest or little our position, God can utilize us to spread His Word. We should search for chances to mention to others what God can do. Who knows who will hear our message?
The king of Syria sent Naaman to the ruler of Israel, figuring that the king would command Elisha to heal Naaman. He thought he could buy God's healing power. The king of Israel was disturbed because he realized he had no influence over the circumstance, and he believed that the king of Syria was attempting to discover a reason to battle. He was totally oblivious of God's capacity working through Elisha. He did not comprehend that the power of God could change Israel's adversaries. (Luke 4:27, 2 Kings 6:23, 1 Samuel 9:8, 1 Kings 13:7, 2 Kings 8:8-9)
In verses 8-15:
Naaman, an extraordinary war hero, was accustomed to getting admiration, and he was offended when Elisha treated him like a standard individual. He anticipated VIP treatment. To wash in an incredible stream would be a certain something, yet the Jordan was little and grimy. To wash in the Jordan, Naaman thought, was underneath a man of his position. Be that as it may, Naaman needed to lower himself and comply with Elisha's orders to be healed.
Humility leads to obedience to God. We should accept that His way is better than our own. We may not generally comprehend God's methods for working, yet by submissively complying, we will get His blessings. We should recollect that God's ways are ideal. God wants our submission more than everything else. God can utilize anything to achieve His plans.
Naaman left in anger since the remedy for his infection appeared to be so straightforward.
He was a hero, and he anticipated a grand cure. Loaded with proudness and self-will, he was unable to acknowledge the straightforward healing of faith. Occasionally, people respond to God's idea of pardoning similarly. Just to have faith in Jesus Christ some way or another does not appear to be sufficiently noteworthy to bring eternal life.
To comply with God's orders does not appear to be courageous. What Naaman needed to do to have his sickness washed away is like what we should do to have our sins washed away. Try not to let our response to the method for faith keep us from the healing we need the most.
(John 9:7, Luke 4:27, Luke 5:13, Joshua 9:9, 1 Kings 18:36, Isaiah 43:10)