In My Own Hands

One of things I love about Scripture is that you can always learn something from it.

Like this little story in I King 21.

I’m sure I’ve read it before, but I’m also pretty sure that there were no Sunday School flannelgraphs on this one.

And yet, despite it’s non-appearance in children’s church, it’s something we can all relate to.

1) We want something.

2) God tells us “no.”

3) We try to get it anyway. (Or in this case, Ahab’s wife tried to get it for him – which to all the wives out there – this is a bad idea on multiple levels.)

What the story of Ahab makes very clear is that there are repercussions when we behave in such a way. God does not take kindly when we try to usurp His authority by exercising our desires.

And the consequences for such action may not just affect us.

So the next time we’re tempted to grab what we think we deserve even though God has told us “no,” may we think of Ahab, and leave our future in the Hands of the One who already knows what it will be.

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