2 Kings 1:2 “And Ahaziah fell through the lattice in his upper chamber which was in Samaria, and became ill. So he sent messengers and said to them, ‘Go, inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron, whether I will recover from this sickness.’”



Ahaziah is hurt and wants to be healed.  There’s nothing wrong with that, is there?  Of course not.  He was the King of Israel.  He had the resources to get the best physicians.  But he sends messengers to make inquiry from a pagan god.  Wrong move.

The story goes on and tells us Elijah the prophet confronts the messengers and finally Ahaziah. He tells them that Ahaziah will NOT get well.  That’s not the answer Ahaziah wanted.  You can’t help but wonder that if he had asked the messengers to go to Elijah to inquire of Jehovah if the outcome would have been difference.  We won’t know until we get to eternity.


Children need to be taught that there is only one true source of knowledge.  It is the Lord, not men.  It is the Lord, not books.  It is the Lord, not medicine.  It is the Lord, not the world.  We tend to turn to everything else first and as a last resort turn to God.

Parents, we need to teach our children to go to the Lord first.  We should take everything to Him.  I am NOT saying we shouldn’t seek advice, but when we do it should be from godly advisors.  We shouldn’t shun medical care, but we should bathe it in prayer.

Are you suffering right now from a decision you made without consulting the Father?  I believe we have probably all done that in the past.  Seek Him first.  And when He speaks, take His counsel.

Lord, You are the perfect source of wisdom for me. I know that.  Remind me daily to go to You first.  Help me lead my children to this truth at an early age.


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