This passage tells us the story of four lepers who struck it rich.  They were starving to death and sought to satisfy their hungers and thirsts. God had caused the enemy armies to flee leaving all their supplies behind. Seeking to surrender to the enemy, having given up all hope, they come upon the deserted camp. The enemy army fled, leaving all their supplies behind. The diseased men gorged themselves.

They eventually realized they could not in all good conscience continue to gorge themselves on the spoils of the defeated army while their brothers and sisters were starving to death. They therefore returned and shared the good news with others. The news of the miraculous deliverance was met with skepticism and doubt. But when it was verified, the whole nation ate their fill.  Their hungers were satisfied by God’s miraculous provision.

Max Lucado writes, “Satisfied? That is one thing we are not. We are not satisfied.…
We take a vacation of a lifetime.… We satiate ourselves with sun, fun, and good food. But we are not even on the way home before we dread the end of the trip and begin planning another.  We are not satisfied.  As a child we say, “If only I were a teenager.” As a teen we say, “If only I were an adult.” As an adult, “If only I were married.” As a spouse, “If only I had kids.” We are not satisfied. Contentment is a difficult virtue. Why?
Because there is nothing on earth that can satisfy our deepest longing. We long to see God. The leaves of life are rustling with the rumor that we will—and we won’t be satisfied until we do.”

Maybe we are the lepers (sinners) who have come upon the miraculous provision God made for us in His son Jesus. We can sit and gorge ourselves, or we can share the only truly satisfying food, “The Bread of Life,” with others.

See that no one pays back evil for evil, but always try to do good to each other and to all people. (1 Thessalonians 5:15)