Jezebel was a Sidonian princess who became the wife and Queen of King Ahab of Israel. While King Ahab was more wicked than any previous King in Israel’s history, Jezebel’s wickedness was to the extreme! (Her life and death can be read about in 1 Kings 16 through 2 Kings 9).
As a Sidonian princess and then as the Queen of Israel, she had the best of servants, apparel, jewelry, make-up, food, and spa treatments. However, her heart was overflowing with the wickedness one would expect from a princess of hell’s kingdom. Her wickedness was so extreme that God gave special planning for her demise, and told Elijah how she would be killed:
“… When Jezebel heard about it, she put on eye makeup, arranged her hair and looked out of a window…
… they threw her down, and some of her blood spattered the wall and the horses as they trampled her underfoot…
But when they went out to bury her, they found nothing except her skull, her feet and her hands…
‘This is the Word of the Lord that He spoke through His servant Elijah: “… dogs will devour Jezebel’s flesh… so that no one will be able to say, ‘This is Jezebel.’ ” ‘ ”
~ 2 Kings 9:30-37
Just because someone has servants, power, prestige, beauty, wealth, and is feared and respected by the multitudes does not mean they are good people. God knows their heart, and they are weighed accordingly.
If you know a Jezebel (or if YOU are a Jezebel), their (your?) future is not bright. Their (your?) legacy will be destroyed like fire burning the dry straw that it is, and the after-life will be even more intolerable by them (you?) than their (your?) wickedness has been in this life.
It isn’t too late, Jezebels are welcome at the Cross of Christ, for repentance and a new life!
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