You will celebrate your ground breaking

Of all creation land doesn’t multiply, go and possess your own piece of land You will celebrate your ground breaking Our parents, our culture and our achievements are the main factors that affect our self image.

He said to her, because I spoke to Naboth the Jezreelite and said to him, Give me your vineyard for money, or else, if it pleases you, I will give you another vineyard for it. And he answered, I will not give you my vineyard.

Then Jezebel his wife said to him, You now exercise authority over Israel. Arise, eat food, and let your heart be cheerful, I will give you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.

And she wrote letters in Ahab’s name, sealed them with his seal, and sent the letters to the elders and the nobles who were dwelling in the city with Naboth.

She wrote in the letters saying Proclaim a fast, and seat Naboth with high honor among the people.

and seat two men, scoundrels, before him to bear witness against him, saying, You have blasphemed God and the king. Then take him out, and stone him, that he may die.

1 Kings 21:6-10.
We serve a God who is the Creator of this universe, and He has given the earth to man to subdue, replenish, rule and reign. The above scripture portion tells us that Ahab set his wicked eyes on Naboth’s family vineyard which he gained through inheritance of his father’s, and his wicked wife Jezebel helps him in acquiring the property that he desires using a dubious and deceptive method. One wrong desire of someone’s property took away his wife’s life.

In all of creation land doesn’t multiply, it remains the same from the day of creation till the end. It may change hands, but it can never be multiplied, it will always remain the same. Acquiring land and property is a good desire, but acquiring someone’s property in a dubious and deceptive way always comes with a price tag attached, Ahab had to pay the price with the life of his wife Jezebel. Elijah the prophet intervened in the problem and pronounced a prophecy that Jezebel shall be eaten by dogs at the wall of Jezreel, Jezebel paid the price with her life for her dubious and deceptive ways and Ahab came to his senses and he humbled himself repented and went into mourning before the Lord and God spoke saying, I will not bring the calamity in his days, In the days of his son I will bring the calamity on his house. Ahab does the wrong thing in the sight of God and repented, but yet the children’s had to pay the price for what the father had done.

God cannot be mocked, as a man sows, so he reaps, If we go through newspaper articles we will come across numerous cases of land and property grabbing cases everyday and it even exists in many families and in most of these cases the perpetrators meet with a sad and ghastly ending, they may enjoy the benefits of grabbing other people’s land and property for some time, but in the end they leave the land and property acquired through dubious and deceptive methods for others to enjoy.

Most of man’s problem is, because of desiring and following neighbors property, wife, problems, friends, finances, career, blessings, ministry, success etc. One of the law in the old covenant was do not covet your neighbor’s wife, house, property, male servants, female servants, ox, donkey or anything that belongs to our neighbors. In the new covenant Jesus said love your neighbor, if we love our neighbor then we will not covet anything that belongs to our neighbor’s.

Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God.

Matthew 5:8-9
Heavenly Father thank You for the word, give us the grace to take our eyes, ears, mouth, mind and hearts off from anything that belongs to our neighbor’s, give us the grace not to covet anything that belongs to our neighbours, give us a heart to love them and enjoy every blessing that You have bestowed upon us in Jesus name we ask and pray.
Amen and Amen
God loves you

Alfred Joseph
Hyderabad Telangana India
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