Friday, September 23, 2016
September 23, II Kings 10:1-17 Sometimes zeal can go too far
God prophecied through Elijah that Ahab's family would be wiped out, now since Jehu was given this task he approaches it whole heartedly. But he goes too far. We don't know anything about the 70 sons in Samaria, the fact that the people around them were willing to cut off their heads could mean they were evil as Ahab or that they were afraid of Jehu. Some believe that at this meeting Jehu slaughters thse too, but I dont read it that way. Later when he meets up with Ahaziah's kin folk his zeal has gone too far as these may not have been of Ahab's family. Sometimes one can get carried away in the task and lose perspective. Jehu probably thought he was simply doing God's work, so many times people can get caught up in what they think is God's work and stray off course. Another argument for being part of a small group to keep each other accountable.
Today's workout, Push intervals
Step, push-up, grapevine, squat, jump-rope, triceps, lunge, shoulder press.