The Unpleasant Messenger

USED WITH PERMISSION

Used with permission

 

Lepers are the ‘unwelcome’ in the sight of the people. They were separated and lived outside the camp, city or town – away from their family and normal life. They were outcast and, in the eyes of men, they may be treated as useless people; but not in the eyes of God! It does not mean that God cannot use them.

In II Kings 7, God wants us to see that he can use anyone to bring glory to His name. He can use even the ‘unpleasant’ in the eyes of men and be a blessing to others. Four men lepers played an important role in bringing good tidings of God’s deliverance to the nation of Israel from the doomed Samaritans. Yes, they are outcast and unwelcome, but God uses them to bring joy and comfort to the nation of Israel.

Today, there are still Christians who believe in the lies of Satan. They feel that they can’t be used in the ministry of God because they have no talents and gifts. Even how ordinary we are, God can still use us in many ways if we let God be the Lord of our life and constantly walk with Him. Remember, all that God used in the Bible were people who had flaws and weaknesses, but they were willing to be used by God to bring glory to His name. I am not saying that a person who is living in sin can be use by God. Certainly not!

Christians who decided to live for God, even though they are not great in the sight of men, even though they are weak, and even though they look foolish for the sake of the gospel of Christ, God can still use them in a great and mighty way. The Bible says, “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things that are mighty;”1 Corinthians 1:27.

Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

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