Ahab’s repentance after the Naboth’s vineyard episode has a slight parallel with David’s repentance. An Ahab needs more than repentance; he needs a Saviour who can redeem him by grace. Repentance, by itself, cannot bring me forgiveness and eternal life. It is forgiveness in the blood of Christ. Jesus had to come!
* God of Light, we tremble at Your presence Lord, the God of Jacob who turns the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a spring of water.
“And as soon as Ahab heard that Naboth was dead, Ahab arose to go down to the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, to take possession of it.”
It is a sad thing that Ahab took Naboth’s inheritance through Jezebel’s murderous manipulation.
Naboth had a strong conviction in his inheritance, the vineyard.
In the gospel of John, ch 15, Jesus says,
“I am the vine; you are the branches.”
So if we are part of the vine, the true vine, what of our inheritance?
In 1 Peter 1 we read that through Jesus’ resurrection from the dead we are born again …
“… To an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,”
How wonderful this is!
Our inheritance cannot be stolen like Naboth’s vineyard was.
We belong to a vine that will never die, Jesus the forever King, our God who is alive!
* Father God,
Thank You for the inheritance we have in You the Son, our King and Saviour Jesus.
Thank You that through His imperishable indestructible life we are born again, into an inheritance like no other.
Thank You for Your promises to us, for the now, and for the not yet – that final day when we shall see You face to face!
Thank You Lord!