August 16, 1 Kings 20:1-12
Ben Hadad is king of Syria and he's brought kings or clan chiefs from 32 surrounding areas to besiege Samaria.
It seems to be an overwhelming force against the city. As was custom when confronted with such a situation the leader of the greater force may make certain demands and the conflict may be avoided. The problem here is the demands are never really satisfied. It's the same situation with terrorists, they will never be satisfied in any negotiation. I suppose one could say that for any form of evil. It's disturbing that Ahab is willing to give his silver, gold and wives to this king. The second request reveals more about Ben Hadad, he's not happy with Ahab's compliance and wants to come take whatever he desires. Ahab takes council with hs advisors and still he is agreeable to give his wives and property but he won't allow the city to be pillaged. I suppose there's nothing wrong with seeking wise council but it says nothing about seeking God, that should be first. Now the two sides have bickered a bit, thrown a few insults and there will be war. Foolishness.
Today's workout, chest-shoulders intervals.
High knees, push up, box hop, bench dip, jump rope, hug, windmill, db shoulder press.