1 Kings 21:7 Then Jezebel his wife said to him, “You now exercise authority over Israel! Arise, eat food, and let your heart be cheerful; I will give you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.”
My thoughts: Ahab allowed his wicked wife to push him around. When he was supposed to be running a nation, he gave into foolish temptations and acted like a spoiled brat because Naboth didn’t want to give him his vineyard. Jezebel listened to his whining and responded with what he wanted to hear. We must watch out for those who tell us what we want to hear. Sadly, many church leaders have hearts like Jezebel; ones that tells their congregation whatever it takes to keep the money rolling in. What we want to hear isn’t always what we need to hear. Ahab needed to hear “die to your selfish desires and be a strong leader after God!” Let’s be people who know the truth and speak the truth. May we not compromise the truth to suit someone’s lifestyle.
The truth is what sets us free!