Learning from Lepers

Have you ever been surprised by a verse in the Bible..? Like when you read it once, you just have to read it again..? ‘Did it just say what I think it says..?’

Today I was reading through 2 Kings 7 when I came across a verse that I just couldn’t believe is found in the Old Testament. The verse – spoken by lepers in Elisha’s time – is so well worded that you’d think it was speaking directly to us Christians. When I stop to think that people of that day had no clue about the mystery to be revealed through Christ who would only come centuries from their time, I truly am amazed.

Then they said to one another, “We are not doing right. This day is a day of good news. If we are silent and wait until the morning light, punishment will overtake us. Now therefore come; let us go and tell the king’s household.”

2 Kings 7:9

Doesn’t it sound like it is speaking to you and me..? To those of us to whom the Good News has come..? Perhaps what we are reading is a prophetic message, that came out of the lips of lepers….

Lord, I do not know whether these words were intended to be prophetic or not. But I do know that the message that it shares is true to me today. I have received the Good News in my life and I will not be doing right if I kept silent and wait until your coming. Give me the grace to be bold enough to go and tell Your household – those who are yet unaware of your call – of the abundance You have made available to us. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

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