The lepers, from II Kings 6 and 7, would have devoured each other had they stayed. Folks, that could happen here. People who are centered on the gospel do not have the time nor the inclination for bickering and infighting.
When we hoard God’s blessings, faith becomes stale.
Imagine if I were to buy two dozen double chocolate chip cookies and told my staff they were all for me. The first three I ate would be good but they would get stale before I could eat them all.
God’s manna turned to worms when it was kept overnight. Almost everything goes bad when it is hoarded. God blesses us that we might share with others.
Why do people “remain silent” on the “day of good news?” Maybe they are HUNGRY themselves. Maybe they are FEARFUL or DISCOURAGED. Maybe they LACK CONFIDENCE in sharing their faith.
The real question is do we really believe the gospel can change people. If we do, we pray and witness. If we don’t, we do nothing. These two principles are essential if we are to have a strong personal faith and a strong church family.
We are to going, not staying and we are to be sharing, not hoarding. Find someone today to give a gospel tract or a personal word of witness.