Bad News Usually Follows Bad Living

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1 Kings 14:6

So when Ahijah heard the sound of her footsteps at the door, he said, “Come in, wife of Jeroboam. Why this pretense? I have been sent to you with bad news.”


Ahijah was the prophet of the Lord who lived in Shiloh and was blind. When the wicked King Jeroboam’s son, Abijah, became deathly ill, he told his wife to disguise herself and go to the prophet and ask about the king’s son and whether he would live or die. As she approached Ahijah’s dwelling, he said, “Why have you disguised yourself, wife of Jeroboam? I have bad news for you.”


Just because Ahijah was blind didn’t mean he couldn’t hear, and the Lord had spoken to him about Jeroboam’s wife disguising herself to find out if her son would live or die. Of course, Ahijah had already heard the bad news from God that her boy would die. Why did this happen? Jeroboam had been picked by God to lead Israel after Solomon’s son, Rehoboam, had turned from the Lord, and the ten northern tribes of Israel split off from Judah. But Jeroboam, once in office, lived like the devil and served the gods of satan’s kingdom. Because of it, God has determined to destroy the lineage of Jeroboam and certainly did. Here’s just one example that, “Bad News Usually Follows Bad Living.”


Dear Jesus,

As I think of this story, I don’t want to be a Jeroboam or a Rehoboam. Instead, I want to be like David. After all, he was a man after Your own heart. Help me, Lord. Amen

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