THE DANGER OF SEEKING SOLUTION FOR YOUR PROBLEMS OUTSIDE GOD

THE DANGER OF SEEKING SOLUTION FOR YOUR PROBLEMS OUTSIDE GOD, by Samuel Idoko Abah
I read in 2 Kings 1: 2-4, that King Ahaziah of Israel fell off the balcony on the roof of his palace in Samaria and was seriously injured. So he sent some messengers to consult Baalzebub, the god of the Philistine city of Ekron, in order to find out whether or not he would recover. But an angel of the Lord commanded Elijah, the prophet from Tishbe, to go and meet the messengers of King Ahaziah and ask them, “why are you going to consult Baalzebub, the god of Ekron? Is it because you think there is no god in Israel? Tell the king that the Lord says, ‘You will not recover from your injuries; you will die?’”
In this Scripture, God is teaching us to wait upon Him for solution of our problems no matter the magnitude of that problem, instead of seeking solution outside God. Seeking solution for our problems outside God is an act of insubordination to God. The consequences of this evil act are devastating and catastrophe to the person who does it. For example, King Ahaziah died prematurely as a King of Israel without a son to succeed him as king (2 Kings 1: 17).
What prompted the action of King Ahaziah could be that he underestimated the healing power of God. Secondly, he lacked faith in God. Thirdly, he might have been consulting Baalzebub many times in the past for his problems and Baalzebub (Devil) gave him instant solutions, which is temporary, whereas God has never given him instant solution to his problems. This deception of the Devil made King Ahaziah believed that Baalzebub is superior to God, hence, he took refuge in Baalzebub for healing instead of asking God for healing.
Sometimes God may delay answers to our prayers just to test our obedience. It is not that God is incapable to surmount the strong holds against us or to heal us of our sicknesses and diseases as King Ahaziah envisaged. Today, God is putting the same question to those that are on the verge of seeking solution for their problems outside God, that: “why are you going to consult idol, medium, magician, sorcerers, etc for your problem? Is it because you think there is no God in your Church that can proffer solution to your problems? Dear beloved, the parable of the persistent widow should be a guide to us for success in our request from God. Remain blessed in Christ.

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