Standing firm

Week beginning: 17th February, 2019 | By James Crabtree | St. Albans

So Ahab spoke to Naboth, saying, "Give me your vineyard, that I may have it for a vegetable garden, because it is near, next to my house; and for it I will give you a vineyard better than it. Or, if it seems good to you, I will give you its worth in money."
But Naboth said to Ahab, "The LORD forbid that I should give the inheritance of my fathers to you!"

1 Kings 21:2-3 (NKJV)

The Old Testament emphasis on the land as God's faithful provision for his covenant people underlies this memorable example of steadfastness and courage in the face of an enticing bargain, which offered a choice of favourable terms many would have ac

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