The hearts of men are moved by a compounding evil. Often we do not realize upon what foundations we build our lives but it is clear that their is a corporate identity in which we all take part. Harkening back to the time of judges, we see that each king does what is right in his own sight. Yet the scripture reads that these kings continued in one of two ways. They either committed worship to God or the sins of their predecessors. It is here that we meet king Ahab and his wife Jezzebel. Together these two progress the narrative function iinally further in sin. Whereas previous kings simply diminished God, they seek to remove him altogether. This is one step away from the worship of self as a nation. We should be aware that, though we make think our actions to be novel, they are often predicated. They exist on one of two narrative scales. These ladders of progress can make a people rise or fall upon the simple premise of self or God. They do not happen quickly. They are grown overtime on the bedrock that came before us. We ought to study well the sins and successes of our fathers.
1 KINGS 16:29-33
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It is great to see that Ahab son of Omri did as much to anger God as any of his predecessors. This is a reminder that we all have a hand in our nation’s progress.
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