Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Divine Moments

It is the man of God who disobeyed the Lord's command. The Lord fulfilled his word by causing the lion to attack and kill him. Imagine walking up and the scene of the body lying in the road with the donkey and the lion standing beside it. The donkey not bothered by the lion and the lion not devouring the man's body. Clearly a moment that shows a divine judgment.

What do you think people thought this meant? Do you think they realized that God told this man not eat or drink in this place? The other prophet lied to this man and told him God said it was okay...Do you sometimes listen to your friends rather than that still small voice that told you to do something else? I know that we love the people in our walks, so we trust them, but shouldn't we trust that still small voice of God?

Lions were a part of ancient Israel remember the psalms when David refers to enemies like the sounds of roaring lions? Well, he must have known the fear of the growls and sounds of a hunting lion. He had firsthand knowledge about lions and we don't sitting in our homes. Imagine, walking up on this scene.

Trust the voice you hear in your soul today!


1 comment:

Frankie said...

That part of 1 Kings 13:1-34 made me wonder why the old prophet decided to lie to the man of God.
Perhaps a scheme of the enemy, the father of all lies. Sounds just like me, unsuspecting to the schemes of the enemy.

I was reminded of 1 Peter 5:8-9,
"Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Stand firm in the faith,...." May we stand firm in the faith today and be alert.