Here is the story of the story the cleansing of Naaman the Leper.
2 Kings 5:1-27
“his master...her mistress...my master...his master...my servant...his servant...My father...your servant...your servant...your servant...your servant...my master...your servant...the servant...my master...My master...his servants...his master...Your servant.”
Sometimes I can only see the healing of the leper when I read this chapter, and I miss the major theme---the relationship of servant and master.
Only one other chapter in the entire Bible (Genesis 24) has more occurrences of the word “master.” In the story of Naaman we learn lessons of slavery and service. Here are a few:
The highest of authorities and greatest of men are only servants. The humblest of servants have the greatest of love for their masters. Masters reward faithful service and discipline unfaithfulness. Servants guard the interests of their own masters and not their own interests. Servants owe an explanation for their behavior only to their masters. The masters of servants are under masters and all masters are under God. One of the greatest lessons is that God works His great eternal purposes through the humblest of obedient servants at the oddest of times.
The highest title a child of God can own is “servant” or “slave.” Non-Christians work throughout their lives to be free and to be their own master, but they end their lives in the darkest slavery. Christians work their lives to become the lowest of servants, and end their lives as Sons of Glory and children of the King.
“A son honors his father, and a servant his master. Then if I am a Father, where is My honor? And if I am a Master, where is My respect?” says the LORD of hosts to you.
Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master,
As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress,
So our eyes look to the LORD our God, Until He is gracious to us.
For me to live is Christ.