The four lepers: Right questions
2 Kings 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”
We are starting a new meditation today with the broad title “The four lepers”, but we will consider different sub-topics under i
In the background to this story, there was a famine in the land of Israel which claimed several lives. It was one of the worst famines recorded in history.
The famine was so bad that people were killing and eating each other’s children. They even went as far as buying and eating dove’s dung.
In this meditation however, our focus is not the Israelites, the famine and the king directly but rather on these four lepers. These folks are often neglected but they were the ones God used to deliver the land of Israel from famine. I want us to take a critical look at their story and pick some vital lessons.
The first lesson is what I call, Asking the right questions. The beginning of any success in life and destiny is a man’s ability to ask probing questions that can change his life. Great men always ask great questions, that is one of the things that made them grea
Questions hide answers. It is the vehicle that drives a man to success. When you ask the right questions in your present predicament you are already on your way out of the mess. There have been no great discovery on earth without great questions being asked.
As a matter of fact, everything you see on earth is an answer to a question. The radio, TV, computers and phones answer our communication questions. The farm and food that we eat answers our hunger questions. Our nose answers our smell question, our eyes answers our sight questions and so on. Everything God created answers a question.
These four beggers woke up one day and asked themselves the question; “Why sit we here until we die?”
To be continued…
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