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I Refuse

In II Kings 7:3-10 four leprous men come into the enemy camp and hit the jackpot with food, clothing, etc. After hoarding it for themselves for a brief period of time they are struck with guilt and decide to share with their fellow Israelites.

The story provides a natural illustration for you and me to share our faith. It reminds me of the evangelism slogan: We are just beggars telling other beggars where to get the bread. We did not deserve to be saved but someone took the time to share the Gospel with us, and now we want to pay it forward to others who need Jesus.

Here are the lyrics to the chorus of our devotional song today:

Cause I don’t want to live like I don’t care – I don’t want to say another empty prayer
Oh I refuse to sit around and wait for someone else – To do what God has called me to do myself
Oh I could choose – Not to move – But I refuse

Read II Kings 7:3-10. Then listen to I Refuse by John Wilson.

Now there were four leprous men at the entrance of the gate; and they said to one another, “Why are we sitting here until we die? If we say, ‘We will enter the city,’ then the famine is in the city and we will die there; but if we sit here, we will also die. Now then come, and let’s go over to the camp of the Arameans. If they spare us, we will live; and if they kill us, then we will die.” So they got up at twilight to go to the camp of the Arameans; when they came to the outskirts of the camp of the Arameans, behold, there was no one there. For the Lord had made the army of the Arameans hear a sound of chariots, a sound of horses, that is, the sound of a great army; and they said to one another, “Behold, the king of Israel has hired the kings of the Hittites and the kings of the Egyptians against us, to attack us!” So they got up and fled at twilight, and abandoned their tents, their horses, and their donkeys—indeed the camp itself, just as it was; and they fled for their lives. When these men with leprosy came to the outskirts of the camp, they entered one tent and ate and drank, and carried from there silver, gold, and clothes, and they went and hid them; then they returned and entered another tent, and carried valuables from there also, and went and hid them.

Then they said to one another, “We are not doing the right thing. This day is a day of good news, but we are keeping silent about it; if we wait until the morning light, punishment will overtake us. Now then come, let’s go and inform the king’s household.” So they came and called to the gatekeepers of the city, and told them, saying, “We came to the camp of the Arameans, and behold, there was no one there, nor a human voice; only the horses tied and the donkeys tied, and the tents just as they were.”

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