Day 130: 1 Kings 21-22; John 3:1-21; Day 32 Prayer Journey

The spirit of Ahab lives in a world that says, and I quote my Father-in-law, "Evil, be thou my good." That Ahab 'devoted himself to what was evil in the LORD's sight' (1 Kings 21:20) is evidenced in his hatred for the truth. He surrounded himself with lying prophets to tickle his ears. He knew the one man who could speak the truth to him because of Micaiah's close relationship with the LORD, but he hated Micaiah (Ahab's words - 1 Kings 22:8) because he was confronted with his own evil. Truth calls us to account for our own good. Evil Ahab rejected truth. It did not end well for him.

Jesus talks about everyday Ahabs when he says: "This is the judgment: The light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil" (John 3:19).  Such people despise the truth, call evil good, and condemn anyone who will not embrace their lies. There are those who vehemently hate truth-tellers. Here is their reality: They already stand condemned. They are dead in their trespasses and sins (Ephesians 2:1). It will not end well for them.

Unless...John 3:16. Perhaps we should look for Jesus in unexpected places (see today's Prayer Journal devotional), for there He is reaching the least, the last and the lost.

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