Is any part of our Spiritual inheritance under threat today
Naboth 🗣️ to king Ahab, “The Lord forbid that I should give you the INHERITANCE of my FATHERS” 📕 1Kings 21:3
NABOTH-A GOOD STEWARD OF INHERITANCE
Naboth takes seriously his responsibility to steward his father’s inheritance. His refusal to sell the family vineyard to King Ahab is probably based on the Mosaic Law.
🌈 God had made it clear that “the land must not be sold permanently, because the land is mine” ( Leviticus 25:23-28 ).
📌 Naboth’s refusal to sell his land was not greed or stinginess ; rather, he was holding on to the inheritance passed down from his fathers, given to them by the Lord’s command.
📝 Ahab’s greeds and Jezebel’s evil and crafty advice leads to premeditated muder – a miscarriage of justice both in its execution and in its consequence.
☑️ In verse 25 we are told that Ahab sold himself to do evil , and under his wife’s direction Naboth was stoned to death ( v 11-14 ).
☑️ Thus, Naboth’s land was taken from him and given not to his heirs but to Ahab himself.
📌 Naboth represents what Israel’s kings should have been doing– acting as wise and faithful trustees of the godly inheritance David has established in Israel. Instead , Israel’s kings have become ineffectual and wicked , chasing after material resources and indulging in idolatry.
💞 Beloved Church, Christians today have an inheritance to which we must hold rightly by :
🔖 Refusing to deny our Lord
🔖 Putting off all distractions as we press on for the inheritance of the world .
📌 Like Naboth, Christians are heirs to both a spiritual and an earthly inheritance worth preserving .
Is any part of our Spiritual inheritance under threat today ❓
📌 There will be AHABs in our lives who offer “a better vineyard” that appears to be “a better inheritance“. But we need NABOTH s , who under the threat of death and the theft of earthly blessings , would not trade our permanent inheritance.
📌 We must stand firm to guard our inheritance as a faithful steward. The Bible says, “.. it is required of steward that they be found faithful” 📕 1Corinthians 4:2
🙏 Lord, give us the courage of Naboth to stand up for what is right 🛐
Glory to God 🙏
✍🏽 Mark Boje, ArP🌄