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2 Kings 7:3
Now there were four men with leprosy at the entrance of the city gate. They said to each other, “Why stay here until we die?
The King of Aram, Ben-Hadad, had laid a siege on the people of Israel in Samaria. They were dying of starvation. The prophet Elisha had prophesied to the King of Israel that by this time tomorrow, it would all turn around. Four lepers from Samaria knew they were going to die, and so they said, “It’s Time To Do Something!” They snuck into the camp of the Aramaeans in the night to find it completely empty. God had made it happen. The four lepers sent word to their people that the camp of the Aramaeans was deserted and full of food and supplies. God saved Israel because of the four lepers’ willingness to do something.
For the believer in Jesus, the time is always right to DO SOMETHING. When times are good or bad or other, it’s always appropriate for the man or woman of God to serve others. It doesn’t matter who you are, whether influential or no influence at all; anyone can serve others. These four lepers, by law, had been forced to live outside the city walls. They were sick with a contagious disease that had no cure. They lived with no family and no resources, but it didn’t stop them from risking their lives to find something to eat. They knew if they stayed where they were and did nothing, they would die. Because they did something, against all the odds they saved their nation from starvation. What about you and me today? Could it be that there is more for us to do? Could it be that if we would just step out and do something that God would already have the way cleared for us? Either way, “It’s Time To DO SOMETHING!”
I’m ready to DO SOMETHING. I’m no longer content to wonder why others are doing nothing. When I judge them, I’m really judging myself as well. So today, with Your help, I’ll step out of my comfort zone, and when I do, I’m asking You to clear the way for me. Amen