Sold Out For Evil – The Response To True Humility

In the Old Testament, King Ahab is known as one of the most wicked kings which the nation of Israel had.  It is King Ahab who was constantly challenged by the Prophet Elijah, in fact the majority of Elijah’s chapters of recorded ministry are concerned with dealing with Ahab.  Ahab tried to kill all the prophets of God, he established the worship of false Gods, marries the manipulative woman Jezebel, and twice it is mentioned that he sold himself to do evil and wickedness.  (1 Kings 21:20,25).   Ahab sold himself to do evil and wickedness.  It is because of this wickedness that God announces the coming death of Ahab and his wife. (2 Kings 21:21-23)
When Ahab hears the words of coming doom the scriptures says that, “he tore his clothes and put sackcloth on his body, and fasted and lay in sackcloth, and went about mourning.”  Then God says, “See how Ahab has humbled himself before Me?  Because he has humbled himself before Me, I will not bring the calamity in his days.”(Vs. 27)  Because of true humility, and implied true repentance, God showed mercy on King Ahab,  judgment is postponed beyond the lifespan of Ahab.
There are many people around us that we would think are just as reprobate and wicked in their actions.  There would seem like there is little hope for such people.  Their wickedness is too great.  Perhaps even in our own lives we may feel that we are under the judgment of God.  However, there is great power in in true humility and repentance.  Even the most wicked can receive mercy from God, when there is a changing of heart and  a true humbling of ourselves.
God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. (James 4:6)  Choose to sincerely humble yourself before God.  There is true mercy provided if we do so.

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2 Responses to Sold Out For Evil – The Response To True Humility

  1. April seniuk says:

    I find that bye reading leviticus #⃣26 and onto when we do not sow our seed and gather we are worked hard and alll we do is for others that work harder,I have loved even taken poverty and celibacy to heart seven yrs I pray daily my heart is full of jesus however after reading that I feel it is Satan that has been in my life for it seems the more I tell my girls have faith and they will do the right thing they all the ones that hurt us illegally benefit from what is intended for us legally yet they manage to take it from us ,,thus I feel like God is not with me so for 30 yrs I have loved the devil I pray this not to be true but my whole life of reading the bible and always teaching my family God Jesus are our saviors I am no longer sure it is God I have been following ,please help me….

  2. April seniuk says:

    I have humbled myself to the very earthly of all that which made Adam the earth,I have helped those that cannot help themselves I can’t tell u how much money I sent that money that I never was able to spend on me I sent to churches three of them not much but almost all I had through all this I was homeless broke but never broken for I held onto Gods love and even now when seems its our time that which was intended for us was stolen so I say maybe I am actually not with God but the devil. For only he would do these very terrible things to myself and my daughters ,,,,,now I need even more Gods help please pray for us all…

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