Today’s Reading:  1 Kings 19 – 21

“And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy? And he answered, I have found thee: because thou hast sold thyself to work evil in the sight of the LORD.” 1 Kings 21:20 (KJV)

The confrontation of Ahab by God’s prophet Elijah was following one of the most horrendous acts of murder and treachery in history and Scripture.  With the direct scheming, plotting, and lies of Jezebel; to which Ahab was complicit; to murder, and rob citizen Naboth the Jezreelite, of his vineyard.

Note that Ahab considers Elijah an enemy.  That in itself speaks volumes of Ahab’s heart.  King David; even following his heinous acts of deceit and the murder of Uriah; welcomed the prophet Nathan into his courts (2 Samuel 12:1-14).  Anyone who speaks the word of God should be our friend.

How does one begin to sell themselves?  The selling of oneself to evil or good is up to that individual.  To sell oneself to evil begins with the lust of the eye; the lust of the flesh; and the pride of life (1 John 2:16).  Jesus Himself was tempted in these three things; from which all sin comes; as He went into the wilderness (Matthew 4:1-11)

All it takes to sell yourself to evil is to see God and His word as antiquated, and without merit in the world; or personal life and living.  To see God as a liar; or even non-existent; and to make your own deities.

Sell yourself rather to the Lord Jesus Christ.  Call upon His name, trusting in His death, burial and resurrection, and He will deliver you from your sin and condemnation.

Reading for April 23:  1 Kings 22 – 2 Kings 2

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