Leprosy was contagious and often terminal. Lepers were rejected and forced outside the city in their own commune.
2 Kings 7 presents an interesting situation that involves four such men.
Because of a famine, they sought help from the enemy, hoping to receive mercy. When they arrived, the enemy was gone. God caused the Arameans to hear the sound of an army and they fled, leaving everything.
The lepers began to enjoy the spoils, but then realized how wrong it was to do so while their own people were dying. It was a day of good news. Punishment would result from their silence.
What a great lesson for us! This day is a day of good news. The message of Jesus is too great to remain silent. If we do, surely punishment will overtake us. THINK SOULS!