The importance of surrendering yourself to God, rather than following your own "I thought" ideas, is highlighted in 2 Kings 5 in the various reactions of four figures: the maid who served Naaman's wife made a bold declaration of faith; the king of Israel thought highly of himself and assumed the worst; Naaman, full of pride, did not listen to instructions but eventually submitted to God's way and God healed him; and Gehazi, Elisha's servant, disobeyed his master, taking payment that the prophet had refused, and received Naaman's leprosy as punishment.

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