The Reading for Today: 1 Kings 21—22
Conspiracy to steal and murder—all evils break out when there is the kind of contempt for the Lord that Jezebel has. How terrible are the descriptions of these evils! Jezebel has violated the first commandment; how easy it becomes to violate all the others. Beauty found in the beginning of the book in the death of King David, the glory of his son Solomon and the building of the Temple, all fade into the ugliness of two kingdoms with mostly evil kings reigning on both sides.
How the Lord must have been grieved! Now you know God’s sadness in Hosea’s time as well as in our day. Grieve with the Lord until your groaning is one with the groans of the Spirit. These are the birth pangs of new life.
The Reading for Today
This is the thirteenth and last week in the season of Pentecost, Year B.
Tuesdays in this season are dedicated to 1 Kings.