Friday, May 17, 2024

May 17, 2024

Elisha was getting old, so he sent one of the younger prophets to Jehu, a captain in the army, to anoint him king over Israel. He instructed him to do this out of the sight of others and then get out of there fast. Jehu knew he had to eliminate the house of Ahab and Jezebel. After telling the other captains that the prophet anointed him to become king of Israel, they announced it to the others and set out to Jezreel. When they came to Jezreel, Joram, king of Israel, and Ahaziah, king of Judah, went out to meet Jehu, each in his chariot, and asked if he came in peace. Jehu told Joram that there was no peace as long as his mother Jezebel, and her witchcraft was still alive. Joram fled to Ahaziah and told him it was treason; that’s when Jehu shot an arrow through his heart and killed him. Jehu went after Ahaziah and had him shot, and he fled to Megiddo and died there. 

Now, what we’ve all been waiting for! Remember Elijah saying that Jezebel would die and the dogs would eat her? Jehu saw Jezebel looking out the window and asked who was on his side, and two or three eunuchs answered. He told them to throw her down, and her blood splattered on the wall, and the dogs ate her. Jehu was going to have her buried because she was the daughter of a king, but there was nothing left of her except her skull, feet, and the palms of her hands. There was no memorial for her, but she would become dung in the field

What’s the lesson? Do not dishonor God by delving into witchcraft or other sorcery. Stay free from evil and trust only in the Lord.

And the carcase of Jezebel shall be as dung upon the face of the field in the portion of Jezreel; so that they shall not say, This is Jezebel. 2 Kings 9:37 

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