“When the men with leprosy arrived at the edge of the camp, they went into one tent after another, eating and drinking wine; and they carried off silver and gold and clothing and hid it. Finally, they said to each other, ‘This is not right. This is a day of good news, and we aren’t sharing it with anyone! If we wait until morning, some calamity will certainly fall upon us. Come on, let’s go back and tell the people at the palace.’ ” 7:8-9
This is not the first or last time we’ll read about God displaying his power through lepers. Social outcasts, perpetually unclean.
Yet here they are used to save the day and share the spoils of food, wine, fine clothing, God’s mercy made tangible to his people.
When the Lord heaps undeserved riches onto you, do you share them with others?
If you get an unexpected financial gift, do you tithe?
If you have more food than you need, to you feed someone needing a meal?
If you are gifted in an area, do you use it to serve God’s people (Romans 12:6-10)?
The men with leprosy were starving to death and pushed to the outside of society. Yet still, they share their good news with everyone else, passing out plates and filling up wine glasses.
Do you have good news to share? Has God radically changed your circumstances?