Naaman was a man in the Bible who had a serious skin disease and desired to be healed. According to 2 Kings 5:1-14 he eventually got around to going to the prophet Elisha's house to seek a healing. The Prophet sent a servant out to meet Naaman and this servant gave Naaman Elisha's words - "Go down to the Jordan river and dip yourself in it seven times." At first Naaman was furious, proclaiming to the servant that he thought the prophet would come out and do something flashy to heal Naaman's disease. He then remarked that there were better rivers to dip in and asked why he couldn't just go to them to cleanse himself. Eventually, he did have enough faith to be healed of his disease, but the healing only came after obedience to the inspired words of the prophet.
Some things in the Bible seem simple, plain, and even foolish at first glance. However we may look at certain biblical instructions, do we have enough faith to follow them? Will we be as Naaman was at first or will we be as Naaman was at the last?
Blog by Matthew Janzen. Lover of Yahweh, Yeshua, my wife and 5 children. All else is commentary.