“And who will start the battle?” he asked. The prophet answered, “You will.”

I Kings 20:14

There is a plaque on the desk of the Director of the US Printing Bureau, where all US dollar bills are printed. It says ‘THE BUCK STARTS HERE’. It leaves no doubt if anyone is looking for who to blame when things go wrong! The prophet left Ahab with absolutely no ‘wriggle-room’ when passing on the Lord’s instructions regarding the forthcoming battle with Syria. Ahab rose to the occasion and the Lord gave him a great victory. How about us? When the Lord says, “you are the one”, will we accept the responsibility he offers us?

Daily reading: Joshua 4

Bible in one year : Jeremiah 51-52; Philippians 3