2 Kings 7:1-9 – When Jesus is Your Treasure, You Share That Treasure with Others

I don’t know of a finer illustration of what it is to be a preacher, and what it is to be a witness, and what it is to be a Christian. We are not men who are theorizing, and we are not philosophizing. We are saying to sinners, “There is a way that a man can be saved!”  And we are saying to those who are dying, “There is a way for those who can live!”  And we are saying to those who face, eternity, “Come, there is a great triumphant hallelujah God hath set before those who will trust in Him!” [John 3:16, 11:25-26]
That’s what it is. We are witnesses. We are heralders. We are proclaimers. We are not philosophizers and metaphysicians and speculators. We are announcing the great good news of the love and mercy and forgiveness of God in Christ Jesus. “Come. Come. Come” [John 7:37; Revelation 22:17].
“Oh!” said these lepers, “Come. Come. Come!  There is bread enough and to spare.” God hath opened the windows of heaven [2 Kings 7:2, 10]. And when the king and his people arose and came to the camp, behold, it was even as those lepers had said [2 Kings 7:14-15]. God had opened the windows of heaven. There was bread for the soul. There was life for death. There was freedom for captivity. There was the blessing and the fullness of God [2 Kings 7:15-16]. Come. Come.
Why starve when God has spread the banquet of heaven before us?  Why be lost in perdition and damnation when God hath opened the windows and the doors and the palaces of glory to us?  Why live cooped up in a little segment of this mortal life when God hath given us the freedom and the liberty of the forever life that is yet to come? [John 10:27-30]. Why live small and beggarly and wretched in this world when God hath given us songs for our souls and praises for our lips and everyday’s happiness for our pilgrimage in the way?  Why would a man choose to die when the crimson cross is so nearby?  Why doesn’t a man come, come to Jesus?  Come. Come.

W.A. Criswell

Read 1 Kings 7:1-9. Do you see these men’s joy overflowing to share that joy with others? Does your joy in the treasure which is Christ compel you to overflow in sharing to others? What hinders you from doing so?

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Posted on: March 22, 2018 - 10:00PM

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