Four Leprous

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7:3 And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here until we die?
7:4 If we say, We will enter into the city, then the famine is in the city, and we shall die there: and if we sit still here, we die also. Now therefore come, and let us fall unto the host of the Syrians: if they save us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall but die.


The difficulty of life is not always hurt us. Through these we will find the meaning of repentance. Through these difficulty of life we will find the meaning of hope. Talking about the expectations of the Apostle Paul in his epistle to the Corinthians says;

Hebrews 6:19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;

If we do not have a problem then we would have no hope. Great expectations will make our lives great. Expectations that we put under the feet of Jesus makes our lives fruitful and make big fulfilled in our lives.

If we learn from these four lepers we will see that the initiatives in which is the basis for their hope can make the very-very great result. Through the four lepers then the prophecy of God who delivered through the prophet Elisha to be real. Leprosy is a disease of the curse. People who suffer from leprosy will die a slow, if not cured.

While the condition of Israel at that time was experiencing a famine. Israel also faced threats from the enemies of the nation of Aram.

What can be expected from the conditions of this four leprosy. They suffer from hunger, leprosy and anxiety facing the nation of Aram.Death haunts their lives. Major problem was attacking their lives. But what they did?
One of them has the initiative to change the situation. One of them has a hope for life. This is a example for us to great spirit of our worthy.

Maybe even if we face various trials, we are not desperate and still have hope to live in the Lord. We are still trying to solve our problems even though it was impossible. We still hold to the promise of God even though God is not visible.

But what are the results?

The four lepers boldly crossed into the camp of Aram. Army of Aram at the time it was made by God to left their tents. They think the people of Israel attacked them with a very large army. (2 Kings 7:6).So they can take the food at the tents. And through these four lepers so that the Word of God conveyed the prophet Elisha that "Tomorrow about this time shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria." (2 kings 7:1) becomes real.

Through the hard problems that we experience then the Lord's plan for our lives will become real. God works for the people who do not easily give up. God works for those who are patient and humble. In other words, our initiative is based on the spirit is not easily give up and love will make the power of God to overcome the problem of our lives.Certainly not the only problem we are finished but our hope will become real and fulfilled. Gbu