“But Elisha sent a messenger out to him
with this message: “Go and wash
yourself seven times in the Jordan River.
Then your skin will be restored, and you
will be healed of your leprosy.” 2 Kings
This is a story of a king named Naaman.
Naaman was a leper. He was told that if
he went to a prophet named Elisha he
would be healed. When he arrived at
Elisha’s home. Elisha would not even
come out and see him. He just sent a
message to him that he was to wash in
the Jordan River seven times. Now this
was not the most pleasant thing to do
for the Jordan River was dirty. How
could a dirty river ever make this man
clean? Why seven times? This just does
not make sense. Isn’t this just like God in
our lives? God tells us something that we
need to do for Him and what do we do?
We just question God’s reasoning for
what He says.
Well, Naaman did just what God told
him to do. “So Naaman went down to
the Jordan River and dipped himself
seven times, as the man of God had
instructed him. And his skin became as
healthy as the skin of a young child, and
he was healed!” (1 Kings 5:14) Naaman
was obedient to God’s instructions. No
matter what God is telling you, only
obedience will give you rest for your