Day 272.

But a certain man drew his bow at random and struck the king of Israel between the scale armor and the breastplate. Therefore he said to the driver of his chariot, “Turn around and carry me out of the battle, for I am wounded.” And the battle continued that day, and the king of Israel was propped up in his chariot facing the Syrians until evening. Then at sunset he died. (2CH 18:33-34 ESV)

Ahab was told he would die in battle by the one prophet of the LORD before he went. But instead of taking refuge in God by humbling himself and researching God in prayer, he thought he could do it himself through his disguise. But God is sovereign over all that comes to pass. The random arrow does not miss its tiny mark and Ahab dies.

Reminds me of Psalm 2, “Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.”

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