Beware of Corrupting Influences

It’s bad enough that Ahab and Jezebel were exceedingly evil. But today’s Bible reading* tells that God was angered because they caused other people to sin. They were corrupting influences on other people’s lives. (1 Kings 22:21, 25) When Naboth refused to sell Ahab his vineyard, Jezebel forged her husband’s signature and seal and convinced…

Staying Power

In today’s Bible reading* we read about two men who didn’t have staying power. One was a prophet who delivered a hard word to Jeroboam. The other was King Rehoboam, a wavering king. After delivering the hard word to Jeroboam, the prophet obeyed God and went back home, not stopping to eat or drink, according…

Obedience is Better than Sacrifice

Today’s Bible reading* has a brief sentence that echoes something we saw a few weeks ago: Obedience is better than sacrifice. Doing what is righteous and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.Proverbs 21:3 (CSB) Then Samuel said: Does the LORD take pleasure in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying…