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!
It is a sad thing that Ahab, well Jezebel, took Naboth’s inheritance.
Naboth put great stock in the inheritance of his father’s, the vineyard.
You wonder if Jesus was thinking of this event, well He probably was! When in John 15 He says, “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.”
We are part of a vineyard, and the inheritance, oh the inheritance.
1 Peter 1 v3-4 says that through Jesus’ resurrection we are born again, “… to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,”
How good is that! Our inheritance cannot be stolen like Ahab/Jezebel stole Naboth’s vineyard!
We belong to a vine that will never die, it lives forever!
Praise God for our inheritance in Jesus.