Naboth’s Vineyard

So she wrote letters in Ahab’s name, placed his seal on them, and sent them to the elders and nobles who lived in Naboth’s city with him. In those letters she wrote:
“Proclaim a day of fasting and seat Naboth in a prominent place among the people. But seat two scoundrels opposite him and have them testify that he has cursed both God and the king. Then take him out and stone him to death.”
1 Kings 21:8-10

Jezebel is a classic example of someone who should never receive power. She’s ruthless, dishonest, and downright mean. But, unfortunately, many leaders like Jezebel rise to the top because they will do whatever it takes to get to the top, even if it means stepping on others to get there. She’s not humble; she’s not wise; but she is shrewd and cunning. If you ever, ever see someone like her in power, run far away from that person.

But there is an alternative: prayer. Pray for that person. Pray that that person will shine a mirror into their own eyes and reveal the “ugliness” that ruthlessness can give you.

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