June 2, 2024 – 1 Kings 20 – ‘Slay Each His Man’

A war with the Syrian king Benhadad prompts an unnamed prophet to promise King Ahab victory. But he fails to finish the job by executing Benhadad – “A man whom I appointed to utter destruction.”  The story reveals an underlying thread of gospel truth, that we each must “slay our man” i.e. ourselves – accept our death and go to the cross.

Notes on 1 Kings 20:1-43

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