As The LORD Declares

The word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite: “Go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, who rules in Samaria. He is now in Naboth’s vineyard, where he has gone to take possession of it. Say to him, ‘This is what the LORD says: Have you not murdered a man and seized his property?’ Then say to him, ‘This is what the LORD says: In the place where dogs licked up Naboth’s blood, dogs will lick up your blood—yes, yours!’”

[Ahab] king of Israel and Jehoshaphat king of Judah went up to Ramoth Gilead. [Ahab] said to Jehoshaphat, “I will enter the battle in disguise, but you wear your royal robes.” So, [Ahab] disguised himself and went into battle.

Someone drew his bow at random and hit [Ahab] between the sections of his armor. The king told his chariot driver, “Wheel around and get me out of the fighting. I’ve been wounded.” All day long the battle raged, and the king was propped up in his chariot facing the Arameans. The blood from his wound ran onto the floor of the chariot, and that evening he died.

So, [Ahab] died and was brought to Samaria, and they buried him there. They washed the chariot at a pool in Samaria (where the prostitutes bathed), and the dogs licked up his blood, as the word of the LORD had declared.

(1 Kings 21:17-19, 1 Kings 22:29-30, 22, 34-35, 37–38, NIV 1984).

My Musings – Justice will be served, “as the word of the LORD declared.” It cannot be thwarted by human efforts. One may hide (“disguise“) from it, but to no avail. “Random” acts of judgment are anything but random.

My Advice – It (justice) cannot be thwarted by human efforts. But the God/Man took it upon Himself. There was no “get me out of [this],” rather it was “not my will but yours.” The “blood from His wounds ran onto the [ground]” at the foot of the cross. “Father forgive them!” He will, if you approach the Father in the guise of the Son. “By His stripes we are healed.

Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: