Following Instructions – February 19, 2006

Following Instructions

Text: II Kings 5:1-17

The story of Naaman’s leprosy reminds us of the importance of following the instructions that God gives us, regardless of how simple or foolish they may appear. Instead of following the instructions that are given to us, we often are tempted to try to figure things on our own. When we are broken, it is necessary to consult the instructions, to learn how God might provide us with healing. It is precisely God’s grace alone which heal us, not only our bodies, but our spirits as well. It is our faith and obedience which opens us to God’s healing power to be at work in our lives.