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Biblical Heroes- Jezebel

By July 12, 2021No Comments

When Jezebel married Ahab (ruled c. 874–c. 853 BCE), she persuaded him to introduce the worship of the Tyrian god Baal-Melkart, a nature god. For God’s people this was a bad idea. After all, he told them to have “no other gods.” One author called her, “A woman of fierce energy.” With that energy she made it her life’s work to destroy those who opposed her; to rid the planet of Yahweh’s prophets; and to lead the nation of Israel away from God. She was pretty successful. Until Elijah came on the scene. He was a poor man, a prophet of the most-high. She was an infinitely wealthy woman, a queen of a nation. He had little earthly power. She radiated power – arguably one of the most powerful persons on planet earth at the time. And the two had a stand-off. Who would win? The powerful or powerless? The poor or the wealthy? I’m sure you guessed it. Elijah won. Because he followed the Lord. We learn from Jezebel that power and money fall by the way side when confronted with the will of God.