Our scripture for
today is the story of a "Great" man, a captain, a mighty man, yet a
leper. He had all the necessary accolades, but he was a leper. I am sure
he had concluded that he would die in his leprosy, until he came across a
(2 Kings 5:4) (KJV)"And one went in, and told his lord, saying, Thus and thus said the
maid that is of the land of Israel."
The Bible did not just call her a maid, but qualified her as
"little". I am sure this maid was treated well in the house of
Naaman. Though a maid, she could talk to Naaman's wife and give an opinion.
That goes to some people whose subordinates cannot talk to them.
Beloved, no matter how high you get in life, never get to a position where no
one can talk with you or give counsel. She realized that what she was talking
about is a no-go area - A challenge in the life of the Mighty man that
ordinarily she should be afraid of ever talking about but the niceness of the
mistress to her must have compelled her to offer the advice. She realized that
no matter what she said, the mistress would look beyond her size to read her
heart. Because of the way she had been treated, she felt compelled to also give
back and that led to the restoration of Naaman's health.
Even Naaman, when he got to Elisha and was told to dip 7 times in Jordan, was
vexed and refused. But his servants compelled him and he obeyed. That speaks
volume about this mighty man.
Stop and think; those around you, will they look for opportunities to help you
or to destroy you? The maid in your house, the subordinates in your office, the
younger people in your locality, how are you treating them? It is food for
thought. If you are wanting in this area, ask the Lord to help you and
consciously work on it, remember, we all need each other. Life is all about
inter-dependency. We all need one another.
Further Reading: 2
Kings 5: 1-14 Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Gen 31, 32 / Evening- Matthew
CREDITS: Daily Devotional from The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM)