God will bring justice for every believer

God will bring justice for every believer

Ahab and Jezebel and their family ruled Israel as tyrants; we read of their exploits in the latter part of the book of 1 Kings. They were not satisfied with setting up an alternative religion to Baal instead of worshipping the true God. They went much further than this, seeking out God’s prophets to kill them (1 Kings 18:4). True believers went into hiding so that Elijah thought he was the only one left (1 Kings 19:14).

What do you think the faithful believers in those days prayed for at night? I am sure they prayed for the downfall of the rule of Ahab and Jezebel. They wanted God to get the glory He deserved from his people. They would pray that God would care for them.

Naboth was one of these faithful believers who was killed by Ahab and Jezebel (the full story is in 1 Kings 21). He stood up against a king who wanted to take his land, even though God gave it to him as an inheritance. Naboth was executed on trumped-up charges and his sons were also killed to ensure the crown got to keep his land. This act of injustice led to a promise of the fall of the house of Ahab in a bloody and terrible way.

In 2 Kings 9, God brought the justice that his people had prayed for and that He himself had promised. On the one day, the kingly descendants of Ahab fell, and Jezebel herself was killed. God promised justice and in a small way He brought it about.

We don’t know the names of the faithful believers killed and oppressed by Ahab and Jezebel in those times, with the exceptions of Naboth and Elijah. Yet God knew their names. God cared for their plight. When God sent his judgement on the house of Ahab, he said it was to “avenge the blood of my servants the prophets and the blood of all the LORD’s servants shed by Jezebel” (2 Kings 9:7). While many of those servants didn’t live to see God’s judgement come about, it happened.

God cares deeply for each one of his children. If you trust in Jesus, you are deeply loved. Christ died for you. God knows every hair on your head. And Jesus loses none of those given to Him by His Father.

Many Christians are suffering for their faith in this world. Even in countries without active persecution, Christians are excluded and face problems for simply being faithful. God cares deeply about this. Pray to Him about this. Ask for justice to be done. You can confident God knows your situation and listens. In His perfect time, He will make things right.