Why Sit We Here Until We Die?

II Kings 7:3-4

Read: 2 Kings 6:24-7:2

There was a terrible state of affairs among the Israelites Famine was so serious as a result of the Syrian siege that the people were turning to cannibalism to avoid death. The account of these two women is frightening to me. So often we lightly say that we are hungry-but actually we aren't These people within the city of Samaria were driven by their own starvation. The king, Jehoram, blamed all of the trouble upon the prophet of God, Elisha. However, Elisha prophesied that soon the economy would pick up and instead of famine there would be plenty. Found right in the middle of this account is a story about four individuals who suffered from leprosy.

It is upon these four men and their choices for life that we want to focus. These four men had only three choices. Today those who are 'eaten up' with sin have the same three choices to choose from.

Note 2 Kings 7,3-4

I. The First Choice- to 'enter into the city'

II. The Second Choice- "sit still here"

III. The Third Choice: to plead for mercy from their enemy Syria

Read v 5 - 8.

Read v9-11