Naaman was not only captain over Syrian’s army but he was also a leper. He went to Elisha, a prophet of God, to be healed of the disease.
Elisha told him to be cleansed of the leprosy by washing in Jordan seven times.
Naaman left in a rage. How dare the prophet tell him to do something as simple as washing himself in the Jordan River! He was going home angry…and still diseased with leprosy.
Naaman’s servants stepped in: “Master, if Elisha had asked you to do some great thing, wouldn’t you have done it?”
The servants had learned to be obedient to their master. They didn’t allow their opinion to affect their service. They were willing to obey at all cost. This way of life prepared the servants to offer wisdom to Naaman when he became the one receiving instruction.
We aren’t here to lead The Lord in what direction we think is best. We are here to be led by Him. As followers of Christ we should be willing to do whatever task The Lord has laid out before us, regardless of our opinion.
Originally posted April 29, 2013