For Saturday January 14, 2023
2 Kings 7:9
We are not doing right. This day is a day of good news, and we remain silent.
The lepers in 2 Kings 7 were trapped between the Syrian army and the town of Samaria, which was under siege and slowly starving. During the night, the Lord created a cacophony of sounds, like the onrush of a mighty army. Jolted awake, the Syrians fled in confusion, leaving their plunder behind.
When the lepers ambled into the Syrian camp, they were amazed to find it deserted with all the food and treasures there for the taking. But while ransacking the booty, a thought struck them: We are not doing right. This is a day of good news, and we remain silent. Running to the city gates, they shared their message and told the good news—the enemy had been defeated, food was available, and the nightmare had ended in victory.
The lesson is hard to miss. In a desperate world, we have Good News! How can we then remain silent? Today someone needs the gospel that we’ve discovered for ourselves, and now is the time for sharing. Someone today is waiting to see or hear Jesus through you.
The devil loves “curing” a small fault by giving you a great one.
C. S. LEWIS