Aram (Syria), strong/Israel, weakNaaman, in hopes that his servant knows what she is talking about, goes to his king for permission to make the trip to Israel. The king, being a king, assumes that all power in Israel resides in the king of Israel. Being a king, he thinks he knows what kings want; so, he sends a letter and a lot of expensive gifts.
Naaman, army commander/nameless captive servant girl
Naaman's victory in war/Naaman's inability to heal himself
foreigner who knows something/important citizen who needs to know something
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Contrasts, Reflection on 2 Kings 5:1-5
Consider the contrasts: