- 2 Kings 5:1-14 Unnatural Laws! (Donovan)
The story of Naaman the leper deals with several issues simultaneously. First, Naaman was a gentile—not a Jew. Naaman was also a leper—so he was a loser on two counts. The Jews of Jesus’ day would have been just as happy if all gentiles were lepers.
- 2 Kings 5:1-14 The Trip Down the Ladder (Hoffacker)
Some people are victims of their own success. Their stability becomes too small. Their victories become wearisome. Something about them has to crash if their lives are to move from big and phony to small and real. Consider Naaman. He’s a big shot.
- 2 Kings 5:1-14 The Laughter Barrel (London)
I have tried this week to stay at least 15 feet away from Pastor Steve and his bad case of the flu. In the office, we made him shout, “Unclean! Influenza!” so we know when he’s coming. Poor guy has probably felt like a leper all week.
- 2 Kings 5:1-14 Naaman (Sylvester)
Soldiers pounded on Elisha’s door. Elisha didn’t come out. He sent a Son of the Prophets to tell Naaman to wash in the Jordan River. Truth is, the Jordan is a small stream the size of Bear Creek, and a good deal muddier.
- Mark 1:40-45; 2 Kings 5:1-14 Faith and Reason (Hyde)
Sometimes, we believe that if a religious experience isn’t mystical, it isn’t really religious... that it has to be accompanied by spiritual goose bumps. Sometimes, the goose bumps are there, but it’s plain old common sense that gets you to that point. Just ask Naaman.