2 KINGS 7:3-16 – THE FOUR WISE MEN
We don’t know how many wise men came to Bethlehem to see the Baby Jesus.
We do know that there were four lepers who were wise enough to share God’s Blessings with others. They are a great challenge to us that we should not be shy about sharing the great blessing of salvation that has been given to us!
THEY SOUGHT HELP – 2 Kings 7:3-5
Samaria was under siege by the Syrian army, and famine was beginning.
Lepers were generally ostracized because of their disease.
They decided their case to be hopeless without help. There would be no help in the city.
They decided to appeal to the Syrians for help. If they kept them alive all well and good. If they killed them, the lepers figure, we would have died anyway without food.
When we are or were convicted of our Spiritual starvation because of sin, we can come to the one who died for us, was buried, and rose again, the Lord Jesus. Romans 5:6-9, 1
If we are saved and are convicted, we can confess our sins and be right again with God
1 John 1:9
THEY FOUND ABUNDANCE – 2 Kings 7:5-8
They came to the Syrian encampment and found it empty, but the camp itself was intact with abundance of food and riches. The Lepers found food and riches.
When we come to Christ we find an abundance of all we need Spiritually. John 10:10
THEY BECAME CONVICTED – 2 Kings 7:9
The lepers became convicted because they weren’t telling others the good news of abundance.
May we be convicted as Christians, that we have good news and should not keep it to ourselves. Mark 16:15, Matthew 28:19-20, 1 Peter 3:15
THEY TOLD OTHERS – 2 Kings 7:10-11
The lepers announced the good news!
Let us do the same concerning Christ!
OTHERS WERE BLESSED – 2 Kings 7:12-16
They checked out the news for themselves and found it to be true. They also were blessed.
As we share the Gospel with others, some will be blessed as well!