Through the Bible Day by Day - 1 Kings 22:29 - 22:29

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Through the Bible Day by Day - 1 Kings 22:29 - 22:29

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the Bow at a Venture Executes God’s Sentence

1Ki 22:29-40

The cup of Ahab’s sins was full, and the arrow at a venture executed divine retribution. Had Micaiah not spoken, men would have attributed this apparently chance arrow to misfortune; now, however, it became invested with quite another significance. There is no such thing as chance in this world. The bird does not fall to the ground, the arrow does not find its way to the heart, without a superintending Providence. Whether you live or die, your life is under the immediate supervision of the Almighty. In the battlefield, not a single bullet can hit your beloved, apart from the permitting providence of God. All is under law.

Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand in the evil day. Take the shield of faith, as covering your whole being, lest the joints of the armor open to the fiery darts of your foe. Watch and pray that you enter not into temptation. Note the contrast in the end of these men. The one went to his own place; no disguise could avert his doom. The other seems to have returned to God, 1Ki 22:32 and 2Ch 18:31, and God gave him years of rest, victory, and prosperity, of which further details are given in 2Ch 19:1-11; 2Ch 20:1-37.