The Land of Our Ancestors

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The Land of Our Ancestors

 

 

“And it came to pass after these things, that Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard, which was in Jezreel, hard by the palace of Ahab king of Samaria. And Ahab spake unto Naboth, saying, Give me thy vineyard, that I may have it for a garden of herbs, because it is near unto my house: and I will give thee for it a better vineyard than it; or, if it seem good to thee, I will give thee the worth of it in money. And Naboth said to Ahab, The Lord forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto thee.” (1Kings 21:1-3)

Naboth’s response to Ahab was not merely a mundane refusal to sell a piece of property; it was a lesson about life.

You see, Ahab had lead Israel into idolatry. He encouraged his people to give…

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