Today you should read: 2 Kings 9
In this chapter, a man named Jehu was anointed as king over Israel. He was to go and take out Joram, the acting king of Israel, who was too closely connected with the evil Jezebel. Jehu went and did what he was told to do and took out Jezebel as well.
Something stuck out to me today when I read about the young, unnamed prophet coming to Jehu and anointing him king of Israel. The prophet went to Jehu, poured oil on his head, told him he was to be the king and then left. Immediately after that, one of the servants asked Jehu who that madman was that came and talked to him and poured oil on his head. Jehu said the prophet delivered these words from the Lord: “I have anointed you king of Israel.”
Jehu had previously been anointed to be king over Israel a long time before this (see 1 Kings 19:16-18), and here he is anointed again probably to show the fulfillment of the earlier prophecy. Regardless, of why he was anointed again, one thing that seems to be clear is that the Lord said He had anointed Jehu king of Israel.
That’s what jumped out at me today. The Lord said something was to be true of Jehu and that something happened. When the Lord speaks something to someone, you can trust that it is going to happen. When God says I am to do something, I must act out on what He says. There may be people who think I am crazy, or as if I have heard a lie from a madman, but I want to be obedient to Him when He speaks to me.
I know that’s not the main point of chapter 9, but that spoke to me today. What’s He speaking to you? Is He telling you that something is true about you and you can act out on it? Is He telling you to go and do something in particular?
Posted by: Rich Duffield