Observations from today’s readings and today’s S-WOD, Sunday, 9 June 19:
2 Kings 7:8, 9 – “And when these lepers came to the edge of the camp, they went into a tent and ate and drank, and they carried off silver and gold and clothing and went and hid them. Then they came back and entered another tent and carried off things from it and went and hid them. Then they said to one another, ‘We are not doing right. This day is a day of good news. If we are silent and wait until the morning light, punishment will overtake us. Now therefore come; let us go and tell the king’s household.’”
The lepers understood that it would be a terrible sin, deserving of great punishment, to withhold the good news of salvation even for one day. Though they were tempted to simply enjoy their new riches, keeping them to themselves, they knew that countless others were doomed without what they had. So, they proclaimed this good news to the people who, at first, doubted. However, more “messengers” confirmed the good news, and soon multitudes rushed to receive previously unimaginable blessings from the Lord. What have you done with the Good News? What would happen if all Christians were as convicted as these lepers to share the “Good News”?
How faithful have you been in sharing the Good News of Jesus? “We are not doing right…. If we wait until daylight, punishment will overtake us.”
– Acts 20:24 — But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
“Cross” Fit S-WOD (Spiritual Workout of the Day) – 9 June 19: Do not hoard the unimaginable riches you have received freely in Jesus Christ. Do not hesitate another second to tell those who are perishing around you how to have eternal life. Do not sin against God and others by failing to proclaim the Good News of Jesus today! (2 Kings 7:9)