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What’s Up With Naaman the Leper?

August 2, 2007

One of the most popular posts on this blog is the one on Naaman the Leper.

Almost every day there are numerous hits on that post.

People out there search for this post specifically.

What is going on with you people? Who are you? Where are you from? What is so interesting about Naaman the Leper?

Is there a Naaman the Leper discussion group out there? Does the “Friends of Naaman the Leper Society” search for the latest info. on their hero?

Will at least one of you leave a comment and tell me what is so compelling about Naaman the Leper? It would help me sleep better.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. August 2, 2007 2:04 pm

    Well, it seems your post is in the top 10 on Google for the search “Naaman the Leper”. That would seem to explain why the post is getting so many hits! :)

  2. August 17, 2007 1:16 pm

    All I know is I better start a post on Naaman the leper pronto, that ought to get the numbers up … ;-)

  3. Toni permalink
    August 28, 2007 5:06 pm

    This account represents a type of unsaved person (Naaman) and the pivotal role of an insignificant believer (servant girl) who had a good relationship with these unsaved people in her life. They listened to the servant girl’s claims that God could heal/deliver/save this unsaved, important and worldly man-who was highly accomplished and significant within his secular world.
    It is also liked very stronly with Jesus’s words in Luke 4:27 when Jesus makes it clear that God constructs situations and goes out of His way to save and heal those who are not believers and in fact God had used Naaman to defeat Israel and the servant girl was in Naaman’s house: against her will and in a lowly position. So even in our ‘imprisonment’/times of persecution we are required to be humble, to submit to the circumstances and develop good relationships with our enemies and thereby be used in a highly significant situation. Naaman was on a national scale a very influential person and as a beneficiary of God’s intervention in his life would have gone on to be an important witness to the reality, love and power of God.

    On a personal scale this story about Naaman is very encouraging as the majority of Christians are ‘small, insignificant beings’ and will never be important in the secular world but in God’s scheme our contribution can be powerful in the lives of others.

  4. February 13, 2009 7:38 pm

    Elisha’s servant Gehazi is most interesting. He coveted to have something from Naaman. For sure his wish was fulfilled. Gehazi became as white as snow with leprosy.

  5. November 17, 2009 5:13 pm

    I was trying to find out where the story is in the Bible. It was the passage which was read and preached on in our church some weeks ago. Later when we were praying that someone’s skin would be healed of a horrible rash we were reminded of the statement that Naaman’s skin became like that of a young boy after he had been healed. We prayed and asked that this would be the case for the person for whom we were praying. This morning at our prayer meeting the mother of the sufferer greeted us with a broad smile and “Thank you, ladies, for your prayers”. It seems that her son’s skin is very much better. We’re continuing to pray that it will soon be completely restored as Naaman’s was. I was just writing to a friend and mentioned this and I wanted to quote chapter and verse about the skin like that of a young boy bit. But I’m still no further on. Is it in Kings somewhere?
    I enjoyed visiting your site though.

    • January 24, 2010 7:34 pm

      Hello Margaret; the story of Naaman is in 2 Kings 5:1-19.

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