The title of our Sunday School lesson yesterday was Right Not to Remain Silent. Many people in our world do not have the right to share their views, both political and spiritual. So I’m taking my right to share my spiritual views on my blog. Come along as I share our lesson from yesterday.
I’ve always been intrigued with the miracles in the Old Testament. The book of 2nd Kings tell about the prophets Elijah and Elisha, to the evil kings in Judah and Israel. Miracles in these Old Testament books abound. If you want to read about miracles, read about Elijah and Elisha.
What I want you to learn from 2 Kings 7:3-16, is God takes care of His people and we should tell others about His grace to us.
Here is the story in a nutshell. The Syrian Army had surrounded the Israelite city of Samaria. The citizens of Samaria were starving. They were to the point of committing cannibalism. If they surrendered to the Syrians, they would be killed. The king blamed the prophet Elisha. Elisha prophesied that by the next day the city would be saved and there would be plenty of food.
Elisha’s prophecy came true. God caused the Syrian Army to hear a noise of chariots and horses and the sound of an army coming upon them. The Syrian Army ran away. Four lepers decided to go the Syrian camp. They thought they might as well die there as die at the gates of Samaria. They were surprised to find the Syrian camp empty. They took what they wanted and hid it. The lepers could have kept the good news to themselves but they didn’t. They told the people in Samaria. They didn’t owe the people of Samaria anything. Those people had shunned them because of their disease. But they shared the good news that the Syrian army had ran away. The city was saved. There was food for all.
Remember God is on your side. He is working for you even if you can’t see his work right now. If God is doing something good in your life, share it.
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