1 Kings 16 | Ahab
January 22, 2023
The sum of Ahab’s life is “he did evil in the sight of the Lord.” He worshipped the Baal, the Canaanite god, and rejected Yahweh, the Covenant God of Israel, because he wanted the security and prosperity and did not trust God to provide. Similarly, we are drawn to trust things other than God for our security, identity and happiness. These idols of the heart are the functional saviors that occupy our hearts loves and trusts. But God invites us to trust him and the love and mercy he offers us in Jesus Christ.