Insecurity is an odd emotion. In one sense, our sense of inadequacy moves us toward humility and brokenness, but in another, the feeling of being unappreciated is subtly rooted in pride. This is exemplified in a man named Naaman, a well-respected Aramean army captain who was also a leper. This stigma led people to want to help him, but when the Jewish prophet Elisha offered a simple method of healing, Naaman’s pride was offended that it wasn’t what he expected or wanted. This is a call to us be teachable, denying ourselves instead of defending our stubbornness.
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