September 18, 2020

Avoid Assuming the Worst

“As soon as the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his robes and said, ‘Am I God? Can I kill and bring back to life? Why does this fellow send someone to me to be cured of his leprosy? See how he is trying to pick a quarrel with me!’” – 2 Kings 5:7 Today, I want to continue looking at the fascinating story of Naaman, the Syrian leper who sought the God of Israel for help. After the King of Aram sent a letter to the King of Israel asking for healing on behalf of his commander, the Hebrew king reacted in a rather surprising manner. Instead of being grateful for the opportunity to build a bridge to a neighboring nation and to share the power of his God, his response was one of distrust and despondency. The Bible says that he tore his robes in grief,

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