II Kings 5:10 ” Elisha sent a messenger to say to him, ‘Go, wash yourself seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will be restored and you will be cleansed.’ “

Naaman was Commander of the Army for the King of Aram.  He was a great man, a valiant soldier, and highly regarded by all…but he had leprosy.  He was told that the Prophet Elisha could heal him, so he traveled to have an audience…but Elisha didn’t even talk to him in person, but rather sent out a messenger with simple instructions…”go dunk yourself seven times in the Jordan River.”  No wonder Naaman went away angry and offended!  His pride and arrogance got the better of him as he raged on about Elisha to his servants…that is until one very wise servant was able to talk some sense into him.  “It really doesn’t matter how you get healed as long as you’re healed, right?”  Naaman then had to make the decision to swallow his pride, humble himself, and obey Elisha’s directions…and he was healed.

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