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 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🌄