Justice Delayed

Justice delayed is not justice cancelled. As Henry Longfellow in his poem ‘Retribution’ said, ‘Though wheels of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small, though with patience He stands waiting, with exactness grinds them all.’ The Bible isn’t just a book with stories of lovely people; some of the characters are pretty nasty characters. And they don’t come much nastier than Jezebel.

An avid follower of Baal, as the Queen to King Ahab, she was responsible for the death of many of Israel’s priests of God. She was a thorn in the flesh to Elijah and often threatened to take his life. Elijah condemned her when she brought about the death of Naboth so her husband could have his vineyard. After Elijah had called down fire from heaven on Mount Carmel, he had to flee in fear for his life. This prophet of God never saw her demise, but her end was to be eaten by dogs and her blood spilled in the streets.