The Morning Meditation

#165 – A Leak in the Character

June 16, 201410 min
Yesterday on The Morning Meditation we looked at a very beautiful story of redemption.  The Redemption of Ruth and today we are going to look at a very ugly story of treachery and murder as we study:


1 Kings 16:16 “Zimri hath conspired, and hath also slain the king.”

I am quoting from Joseph Parker’s message on this incident:

“There was once a king in Israel called Elah. He reigned over Israel in Tirzah two years. He had a servant called Zimri who was a captain of his chariots. Zimri was a born traitor. Treachery was in his very blood. In the case of Elah, Zimri had a marked advantage; for Elah was a drunken fool; he was in the habit of visiting the house of another of his servants, a steward called Arza, and there he had what drink he asked for; and he asked for a good deal, so much so that he was often drunk in his servant’s house, and on one of these occasions, Zimri went in and killed him, and reigned in his stead. These are the facts which we have to de

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