Naaman was an important and powerful military man but he also had leprosy. He went to Elisha’s house and stood at the door waiting for help getting rid of his leprosy. “And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, ‘Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored, and you shall be clean.’” (2 Kings 5:10) This sounds like an easy enough solution to his problem, but Naaman seemed to think that this was below him. “But Naaman was angry and went away, saying, “Behold, I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call upon the name of the LORD his God, and wave his hand over the place and cure the leper.” (2 Kings 5:11) Once Naaman listened and followed the command, his problem was resolved. “So he went down and dipped himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of the man of God, and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.” (2 Kings 5:14) Just like Naaman, we may not always understand, but following God’s Word will always be the right answer.
Today’s reading: 2 Kings 1-4