The Daily Nugget
Monday, October 24, 2016
1Kings 21:2-3 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.
Most of us are familiar with this scriptural story here in 1Kings. A man named Naboth owned a vineyard right next to King Ahab’s property. It must have been a real nice piece of land that Naboth owned because it caught the eye of Ahab. Ahab and his wife Jezebel were wicked and evil people. They were very selfish, self-centered people. Ahab goes to Naboth and offers to buy his vineyard. He more or less told Naboth to name his price. But Naboth was quick to reject Ahab’s offer at any cost. You see, Naboth’s vineyard was an inheritance and he was forbidden to sell it. My dear friend, there are certain assets we have as a child of God that should never be for sale. Might I say, never name your price because Satan will surely pay it. Let’s name a few things that we must hang on to tightly: Our Word of God, our worship of God and our walk with the God. Many in our day have traded their true Word for some man altered perversion. Friend, Satan wants to get the true Word out of your hands at whatever cost. If he could talk you out of your Bible then he can probably talk you out of some other precious Christian assets. Never put a price on your worship. Satan tolerates many things, but worship is not one of them. He hates for us to lift the Lord above all. He hates for us to exhort the Lord as God and King. Satan will offer some things that will entice your flesh so that he can try and shut down worship in your life. Many today have traded their old time, bible based worship for a modern day contemporary, flesh appealing way. Another vineyard that Satan wants is our walk with God. He will offer great appealing sums of compromise in attempt to take our Christian walk. He will offer little bits of temptation to try and sway us to indulge in the world’s sin. My friend, don’t name your price! Satan will surely pay it. We must realize as a child of God that there are some things that are not for sale. Guard those precious vineyards of your life. We are forbidden to sell them. Be aware and attentive today as the enemy attempts to talk you out of your vineyard. Amen.