Day 179

Today’s Reading 1 Kings Chapters 20-21

There was never anyone like Ahab. He gave himself over to do what was evil in the sight of the Lord. His wife Jezebel talked him into it. He acted in the most evil way. He worshiped statues of gods. He was like the Amorites. The Lord drove them out to make room for Israel.

When Ahab heard what Elijah had said, he tore his clothes. He put on black clothes. He went without eating. He even slept in his clothes. He went around looking sad.
I King 21:25-27 NIV

Ahab was a bad man, a very bad man. I get that.
But, you might ask why would Naboth not go ahead and sell the land? Because the land was part of his inheritance (or allotment) from God. Naboth had no right to sell what belonged to God – Naboth was the steward.
A couple of take aways for today:

1) No matter how bad you are or have been it is never impossible (or too late) to humble yourself before God and repent. Ahab figured that out.

2) God has given you stewardship of much in your life. Be careful that you do not “sell” what is not yours in order to prosper in this life. Too often we settle for what looks like profit when God intended so much for us!


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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