06 Mar 2 Kings 7:10-12; 2 Corinthians 5:21; John 3:16
10 So they came and called to the gatekeepers of the city, and they told them, saying, “We came to the camp of the Arameans, and behold, there was no one there, nor the voice of man, only the horses tied and the donkeys tied, and the tents just as they were.” 11 The gatekeepers called and told it within the king’s household. 12 Then the king arose in the night and said to his servants, “I will now tell you what the Arameans have done to us. They know that we are hungry; therefore they have gone from the camp to hide themselves in the field, saying, ‘When they come out of the city, we will capture them alive and get into the city.’”
2 Corinthians 5:21
21 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
Much like the captain who doubted when Elisha prophesied God’s rescue, the king was skeptical of the Good News the lepers brought him. Do God’s promises ever seem just too good to be true? This is the case for some; particularly our salvation. To think that God loves me so much that He sent His son, and that Jesus loved me so much that He gladly took my place. He paid the penalty for my sin and offers me eternity in heaven with Him! It’s hard to believe. Or as the old hymn How Great Thou Art puts it: “I scarce can take it in.” Friend, the Good News is true, God loves you that much! If you have accepted this Good News you now need to share it.