September 20, 2020

An Unconventional Ultimatum

“But Naaman went away angry and said, ‘I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy. Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Couldn’t I wash in them and be cleansed?’ So he turned and went off in a rage.” – 2 Kings 5:11-12 Yesterday, we talked about the truth that healing doesn’t always look the way we think it will. This was certainly the case for Naaman, as he was sent away from Elisha’s house without as much as an in-person greeting. Instead, the prophet’s messenger came out and told him to go and wash himself in the Jordan River seven times. Since the warrior was thinking in human terms, he was understandably angry. After

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