Naaman’s servants went to him and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then, when he tells you, ‘Wash and be cleansed’!” So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy.

– 2 Kings 5:13-14 (NIV)

Today’s commentary
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

Naaman was a famous war hero, but he was dying of leprosy. He had heard of the prophet Elisha’s ability to heal, and being the man that he was, Naaman expected the royal treatment. He was told by a messenger to wash in a common river instead. Naaman didn’t know it, but his real problem was pride, yet as he humbled himself to obey the command he was healed. Many times our pride is looking for great exploits when God wants to use the common things in front of us to renew our soul.

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