So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy.
2 Kings 5:14
Among many good qualities of a humble leader is the humility to listen to followers. A servant girl told Naaman to present himself to the man of God. Although Naaman was the commander of the army of the king of Aram, he practiced humility to listen to the servant girl and take her advice. Prophet Elisha told Naaman to dip himself in the Jordan River seven times and he was completely healed. The scripture said, “his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy.” Humility is one of the hardest traits to develop, especially when one is a leader in a lofty, powerful position and listening to someone from the lowest status takes deliberate intention and a regardful attitude. But when we humble ourselves, we are like Jesus Christ who came down to this world and paid for our sins. Jesus said, “Those who humble themselves will be exalted.” (Matthew 23:12) Next time when you find yourself not listening to those who follow your leadership, remind yourself to practice humility
God, thank you for the great example that Jesus showed us in practicing humility and redeeming us. Help us to be more like Christ each day.
In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.