Now Ahaziah fell through the lattice of his upper room in Samaria, and was injured; so he sent messengers and said to them, “Go, inquire of Baal-Zebub, the god of Ekron, whether I shall recover from this injury.” – II Kings 1:2
II Kings 1:1-4
It is quite paradoxical to hear a king of Israel send to a heathen god, Baal-Zebub, to make inquiries concerning his health. It is as if a Pastor of a church goes to a ritualist to make inquiries concerning certain matters. That is ‘knocking on the wrong door,’ you may not like who or what opens the door.
God will not tolerate this for it smacks of total disrespect and disregard for His person, it shows a lack of faith and trust in God and in His ability to hear and heal. It reveals an evil unbelieving heart that has departed from the Lord. (Hebrews 3:12). This shows the depravity of king Ahaziah, that since he had long turned his back on God and His religion, he must have found it queer to go to Him in his dire straits.
It follows that if we neglect God in our times of comfort and peace, our hearts will not instruct us, neither will our faith be emboldened, to seek Him in our times of distress and need. This will lead us to knock on wrong doors that will further drive us away from the help of God, because, “Those who regard worthless idols forsake their own mercy.”(Jonah 2:8).
Jesus said, “I am the door…” (John 10:7). True help comes from Him. Don’t let life push you away from Him…it can be dangerous.
Psalm 1:1-4, Jeremiah 2:1-11 & Isaiah 55:6-7.
Pray for grace to submit totally to God’s authority in your life; that you will never be too comfortable to seek Him, or get to the point of seeking worthless alternatives.