Why Me? Why You?

2 Kings 7:3-10 (TLB) Now there were four lepers sitting outside the city gates. “Why sit here until we die?” they asked each other.  “We will starve if we stay here and we will starve if we go back into the city; so we might as well go out and surrender to the Syrian army. If they let us live, so much the better; but if they kill us, we would have died anyway.”  So that evening they went out to the camp of the Syrians, but there was no one there!  (For the Lord had made the whole Syrian army hear the clatter of speeding chariots and a loud galloping of horses and the sounds of a great army approaching. “The king of Israel has hired the Hittites and Egyptians to attack us,” they cried out.  So they panicked and fled into the night, abandoning their tents, horses, donkeys, and everything else.)  When the lepers arrived at the edge of the camp they went into one tent after another, eating, drinking wine, and carrying out silver and gold and clothing and hiding it.  Finally they said to each other, “This isn’t right. This is wonderful news, and we aren’t sharing it with anyone!  Even if we wait until morning, some terrible calamity will certainly fall upon us; come on, let’s go back and tell the people at the palace.”  So they went back to the city and told the watchmen what had happened.

 

Why Me and You, 3 Reasons…

 

1.) You and I have Nothing to Lose! Vs. 4

2.) The Lord will go before us! Vs. 6

3.) You and I have the Wonderful News! Vs. 9

 

Take the Gospel of Jesus Christ with you into the world!  Your World!  His World!