A Response to Sin

And in the thirty and eighth year of Asa king of Judah began Ahab the son of Omri to reign over Israel: and Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty and two years. 

And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD above all that were before him. 

1 Kings 16:29-30

In the book of Kings we are introduced to Ahab. To anyone knowledgeable about the Bible, they know that the days of Ahab were full of sin.

The Bible discusses the many evils that he did in his lifetime, including; worshipping Baal, making a grove or Asherah poles, and sought his own desires over God’s desires.

It is not a coincidence then, that in the verses after introducing Ahab, seen as the greatest evil to befall Israel, we are then introduced to Elijah, one of the greatest prophets of the Old Testament.

Elijah would engage in many “skirmishes” with Ahab. His first was preventing any rain from falling, then defeating the prophets of Baal, and finally prophesying the death and end of Ahab and Jezebel.

God is not passive against evil. When he sees sin, he raises men of cloth. When he sees corruption, he anoints voices to be heard. When there is brokenness, he delivers a builder.

The response to sin in my life must be strong and swift. I pray that God uses me as a force against evil, sin, corruption and brokenness. My God has anointed me to be a force against sin, and I pray that I apply that in my life daily.

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