Example Of Those That Ended Bad In The Bible
“But it shall come to pass, if thou will not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee.” Deuteronomy 28:15.
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me; seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” Hosea 4:6.
Today, we will be looking at those who didn’t end well in the bible. People who by one reason or the other scuttled their glorious destiny by doing things that are against the law. Those who refuse to walk in the knowledge of the Lord and so incurred curses upon themselves and then got destroyed. I believe we will Learn one or two things from this and why they ended so badly and how to avoid such mistakes.
MICHAL, David’s wife and Saul’s daughter. 2samuel 6:20-23.
Michal was the daughter of Saul who got married to David when he was crowned the king of Israel. She had a glorious destiny because she was supposed to give birth to the hair apparent to the throne of Israel and help restore the royalty that left the house of Saul. Michal lost that opportunity when she laughed at David, her husband who had just returned from bringing the ark of God to Israel, where he danced and praised God and only to bless his family, and Michal started mocking him. As a result of this God shut her womb that she never bore a child till death, thereby becoming the only woman in the Bible who was barren all her life.
Michal lost her place in destiny because she was busy mocking her husband when she ought to be by her husband’s side praising and dancing before God. Michal not only lost the opportunity of giving birth to the next king but she also failed to help restore the royalty of her father’s house.
Jezebel 2kings 9:30-37.
Jezebel was a princess married to king Ahab, one of the most ruthless kings Israel ever had. Jezebel was an isolator, murderer and prostitute. She lawed many men to sin against God and also built a lot of temples for Baal in Israel. She forces priests and prophets to bow and worship Baal and when they refuse she has them killed.
She varied this on for a while until the anger of God was kindled against her and God anointed Jehu to destroy her. She was thrown off the window and dogs ate her carcass so that there won’t be a place pointed to as her grave.
Jezebel scuttled her life with three grievous offence, prostitution, idolatry and murder. She refused to take the knowledge of God and walk in them and she got destroyed because of it.
Ananias and Sapphira Acts 5:1-11
The Apostles shared a lot in common with believers after the Pentecost. One of such was everyone bringing what they had and what they could to support and help the move of God and the brethren. Ananias and Saphira were part of this believers, they sold a portion of their land and decided to hide part of the proceeds from the apostles by lying. This led to their death and their glorious destiny destroyed. One might say apostle Peter caused their death, but by revelation, their death was caused because they lied to the spirit. The bible says any sin we commit against the holy spirit shall not be forgiven. Matthew 12:32.
Ananias and Saphira needed not lie because the money was theirs and they could have just brought what they could afford to give.
Lying is one sin that can render the destiny of a man useless. That will not be our portion.
Sons of Prophet Eli 1sam 2:12-34
Prophet Eli was a great prophet in Israel who followed the ways of the living God, and as it was required when he was old, his sons Hophni and Phinehas were made priests to minister unto God and the people of Israel.
Hophni and Phinehas refused to follow after the ways of God and the example set before them by their father Eli. They went about sleeping with all the women who served in the temple and also tampered with the offerings of the Lord. The wrath of God came upon them and they both lost their lives in one day, thereby ending the reign of priesthood and prophets in their families.
Meddling with the things of God and immorality attracts a curse especially in the house of God. One must flee from it in order not to scuttle our glorious destiny.
Saul 1sam 15:8-25; 1sam 16:4.
Saul was the first to be appointed king in Israel after the children of Samuel ended the reign of priesthood over Israel. He was chosen by God to reign over the children of Israel. Saul lost the throne and his royalty when he disobeyed God’s instruction to kill all Amalekites and not to take any of their spoils. Saul, rather than hearken to God, hearkened to the voice of the people and brought rams from the Amalekites and sacrificed it to God. God got angry with him and rejected him and handed over the kingdom to David.
Samuel pleaded on his behalf but God didn’t hearken because he had already rejected him because of his rebellion.
Believers must be careful to do the instructions given by God less we attract his wrath.
From the examples above, we can see that all those who didn’t end well in the bible were caused as a result of lack of knowledge, rebellion and lying to the holy spirit.
We must always at all times listen to the voice of God and hearken because He is the one who gives us a destiny to fulfill and he will still be the one to direct us on how to go to fulfill it.
May we never be victims of the wrath of God. I pray that our journey on earth will not be scuttled by our actions or nonchalant attitudes.