Thursday, 16th November 2023: Pride and anger can rob you of opportunities to advance in life!

Scripture Reading: 2Kings 5: 10-11
But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the LORD his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper. Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.

Reflections: Naaman was a renowned military officer who suffered from leprosy, an incurable disease that affected him emotionally and socially. Seeking divine intervention, he turned to Elisha. However, he became angry when Elisha instructed him to immerse himself in the Jordan River for healing. Naaman thought that Elisha should have personally healed him and that the Jordan River was impure. His rage caused him to initially refuse Elisha’s instruction. However, he was convinced by Elisha’s servant that he should humble himself and follow the prophetic instructions, and as a result, he was healed. Naaman’s experience teaches us the danger of allowing pride and rage to control our thoughts and actions. It is essential to avoid arrogance and anger when seeking help from others, or we run the risk of losing out on opportunities for personal growth and development.

Prayer: Dear Lord, please guide me to avoid the pitfalls of pride and anger.

Confession: I stay clear of pride and anger