Bible Studies By Lynne Conley / a couple of years ago Share Tweet Pin Share ”Obedience Is Better Than Sacrifice” Naaman was the commander of the armies of Benhadad II; he was second in command to the King. Naaman was a man of great authority. Naaman had the dreadful disease of Leprosy. Leprosy was a type of disease that caused disfiguration of the person’s body, eventually the flesh would begin to die, and fall off. In the scriptures Leprosy was a symbol of sin, a person or person’s had to be in isolation and separation. The lepers had to call out ‘’ unclean, unclean,’’. The young Hebrew slave-girl lingered around for the prophet of Samaria. The Hebrew young slave-girl told Naaman’s wife about the prophet of Samaria, and possibly cure could come to her master Naaman. The young Hebrew slave-girl sang out loud and strong despite the fact that the Syrian was in captivity. The King of Israel assumed Naaman did some kind of evil intent, and the King tore his clothes. Elisha the prophet heard of this and he sent Naaman to the Jordon River. By dipping himself in the Jordon River seven times he would be healed from leprosy. In the Word of God it records, ‘’I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God’’.(Romans 12:1,2 KJV) Sin deforms us, it takes us away from God. But, God is a compassionate, merciful, and loving God to forgive us. Remember, God’s people don’t always sing in the midst of trials. All my tomorrows must pass by the Lord before they come to us. Even through sicknesses, death, pain, trouble, heartaches. God has to approve it before it comes to us. Stay Encouraged!