Surrender your claim to your right to yourself
1Kings 21-22 / Romans 10-12

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21:5-7 “What in the world is the matter?” his wife, Jezebel, asked him. “What has made you so upset that you are not eating?” “I asked Naboth to sell me his vineyard or to trade it, and he refused!” Ahab told her. “Are you the king of Israel or not?” Jezebel asked. “Get up and eat and don’t worry about it. I’ll get you Naboth’s vineyard!”


12:1-2 “And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice–the kind he will accept. When you think of what he has done for you, is this too much to ask? Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is.”

OT Flash Points

Pouting king – reprobate queen
Retarded man – devil woman
Weak men result in evil posterity and aggressive, power-hungry women

NT Flash Points

Clear instructions for gentiles.
God’s process of revealing Himself
Jesus – Gentiles – Jews
So he could have mercy on the whole of His creation


Surrender your claim to your right to yourself
Let God live through the day-in, day-out, common drudgery of living
Live for God’s glory and pleasure

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