1Kings 21:13 And there came in two men, children of Belial, and sat before him: and the men of Belial witnessed against him, even against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth did blaspheme God and the king. Then they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him with stones, that he died.
When I read the story of Naboth I always want to hear the calvary come charging over the hill and rescue him. You know the story, Ahab wants Naboth’s vineyard. Naboth refuses to sell it to him because he believes that God does not want him to sell the vineyard.
Jezebel gets involved. She gets people to lie about Naboth and so Naboth is convicted of a crime he did not commit and sentenced to die.
He dies. How can God let the innocent man die. Naboth was only trying to do what he thought God wanted him to do yet he dies. No rescue. No help from any quarter. It breaks my heart. Where are the good men? Where is God?
There is a lesson here. We do not do right because it will always turn out good for us. We do right because it is right.
We do not do right because God will protect us and honor us because He might not. We do right to honor God.
Don’t believe every evil report you hear about God’s men because Jezebel might be behind the attack. Christians are often the quickest to believe anything bad that they hear about their brother in Christ.
Just do right no matter what will happen to you. Honor God. Our responsibility is to do God’s will the consequences are left to Him!