Attack the Messenger
When the message doesn’t suit, attack the messenger. It’s an old trick
Today’s reading: 1 Kings 16:21-18:46
It is a foolish but common ploy to attack the person delivering a true, irrefutable but inconvenient message. A wise person will take heed to a warning and make amends quickly. Today we meet a king who was neither wise nor godly and the prophet who delivered the unwelcome message.
[For more reflections on this passage see the corresponding reading in my book Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days