Faith over fear. That sounds good, right? And we know faith should overcome our fear. So how can it be so difficult so often? One great tool in any situation is a good example. And you’ll be surprised at what you can learn from a young slave girl.
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The Scripture Text
I wish that my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! Then he would cure him of his leprosy.
Results Of Faith Over Fear…
He brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying:
And now as this letter comes to you, behold, I have sent Naaman my servant to you, that you may cure him of his leprosy.
When the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his clothes and said:
Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man is sending word to me to cure a man of his leprosy? But consider now, and see how he is seeking a quarrel against me.
[KB: Faith Over Fear was a foreign concept to the king of Israel. How tragic when those who are supposed to represent the Father do not know Him well enough to trust Him!]
Why have you torn your clothes? Now let him come to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel.
Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh will be restored to you and you will be clean.
Behold, I thought, ‘He will surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, and wave his hand over the place and cure the leper.’ Are not Abanah and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?
So he turned and went away in a rage. Then his servants came near and spoke to him and said:
My father, had the prophet told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more then, when he says to you, ‘Wash, and be clean’?”