NOT FOR SALE “And Naboth said to Ahab, The Lord forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto thee (I Kings 21:3)
There are certain things in a Christian’s life that should be off the ‘face book’ market place. Naboth cherished his inheritance and vehemently defended it even with his soul. The wicked king connived with his wife; slaughtered Naboth and took his great grand fathers’ vineyard by force.
Christians are required to draw a line when certain desires are attempting to cross the lines in their life. Today, we see a lot of compromises permitted by believers; the turning of blind eyes to things that easily drain God’s grace and re-branding of evil deeds with cosmetic identities. The devil knows that Christians will not be entrapped with obvious sins, so he comes around with ‘weights and things that easily beset’ – just like bait; and once you take the bait, you’re hooked and the rest is story.
Mk 8:36 says: ‘For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?’ The devil is after your soul, and will be more than generous to exchange the worldly stuffs for your soul. The soul of a man is the candle light of God; hence the bitter battle with the devil.
Many souls have been adulterated, hardened and lost to the devil but can be repossessed by God if the owners make a U-turn. This is possible by acknowledging the finished work of Christ on the cross. He paid for the repossession of souls of all mankind on the cross once and for all seasons.
Do not sacrifice your love for Christ on the platform of juicy contracts, ungodly business, illicit love relationships, fame and popularity in the ministry. These things will fade into insignificance on ‘graduation day’. What are in your ‘show room’ now that is supposed to be protected and jealously guided? Pull them off and preserve them only for the Master’s use.