Word of the Day: 1 Kings 13:1-26
1 Kings 13:1-26
Vs 19: "So the man of God returned with him and ate and drank in his house".
In this account in I Kings 13, a prophet came to King Jeroboam with a word from the Lord. This prophet was given specific words to say and specific actions to take ("You must not eat bread or drink water or return by the way you came.") The prophet obeyed God when asked by the king to "Come home with me and refresh yourself". He didn't eat or drink and he left town by another road just as he had been told.
Perhaps the prophet was weak from going an extended period of time without water or food. Perhaps he was weak due to a lack of sleep. Whatever the reason, when the old prophet approached him after he had left town and asked him to come back and eat and drink, he did it ....... he disobeyed. The reason doesn't really matter, the bottom line concern is obedience vs. disobedience. It's easy for me sometimes to try and come up with an excuse for my disobedience, but that doesn't work. If God has given me something to do, He will give me everything I need to follow through. Where ever the Lord has each of us, no matter how "hungry" or "thirsty" we might be, may our lives reflect a heart of obedience to our Lord.
Lord, may our lives reflect Psalm 61:8 "So I will sing praise to Your name forever, That I may pay my vows day by day".
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