God Relented

Scripture: There was never a man like Ahab, who sold himself to do evil in the eyes of the Lord, urged on by Jezebel his wife. He behaved in the vilest manner by going after idols, like the Amorites the Lord drove out before Israel. When Ahab heard these words, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and fasted. He lay in sackcloth and went around meekly. Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite: “Have you noticed how Ahab has humbled himself before me? Because he has humbled himself, I will not bring this disaster in his day, but I will bring it on his house in the days of his son.” 1 Kings 21:25-29 NIV

Observation: King Ahab’s vile nature is chronicled in this chapter.

Application: “There was never a man like Ahab, who sold himself to do evil in the eyes of the Lord, urged on by Jezebel his wife.” 1 Kings 21:25 NIV “Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite: ‘Have you noticed how Ahab has humbled himself before me? Because he has humbled himself, I will not bring this disaster in his day, but I will bring it on his house in the days of his son.’ ” 1 Kings 21:29 NIV Ahab was the most vile of God’s creation. There had never been anyone as evil as this man and God had determined that he was going to destroy him and completely remove any memory of him. Yet, when he humbled himself God relented. He also relented for all mankind when he sent Jesus. When we humble ourselves, accept Christ’s sacrifice and receive forgiveness we gain eternal life.

Prayer: Father, thank you for relenting and not making me pay for my sins. I love you and I thank you in Jesus name. Amen

Doug

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