Saturday, 16 May 2015

On Choices. Ahab and Jezebel

1Ki 21:25 But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the Lord, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up.
Looking through the scriptures, I find that Ahab was fundamentally a good man. Yes, like his predecessors, Jeroboam especially, he did some things that really hurt the Lord, but he was definitely not the the 'worse of the bunch'. 
His major pitfall would turn out to be the wife he married, Princess Jezebel.
Jezebel introduced the worship of Baal to Israel,
Jezebel killed the prophets of God,
Jezebel threatened the prophet of an entire nation and caused ELIJAH to run for his life,
Jezebel killed an innocent man to get his vineyard and add it to the king's fleet of vineyards,
Jezebel caused the first ever 3.5 years drought in Israel (When she caused the people to sin, Elijah asked God to stop the rain so they would know He was angry with them). 
Ahab's reign turned out to be a plague to the people because of the woman he married.
In making wise choices, men are mostly left off the hook and it seems more of a 'girl's problem', but the truth is that the simple fact that you have a peculiar destiny on earth should point you to the significance of having the Spirit's guidance in making the life-time choice of whom to marry, male or female.
Cos I find in my life's dealings, destinies, made or marred by this singular, all-important decision.

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