Daily Bible Readings - 1 King 16
Hiel the Bethelite started an ambitious project - rebuilding the city of Jericho. What started out as an ambitious project suddenly turned into a double tragedy. When Hiel started work on the foundation of the city, his son Abiram died. When he started work on the city gate, his son Segub died. The oldest son and the youngest son both died at the start of the project.
What is going on? You will have to go back a few years when Jericho fell, Joshua spoke a curse against the city.
Joshua 6:26 - Then Joshua made them take an oath at that time, saying, “Cursed before the Lord is the man who rises up and builds this city Jericho; with the loss of his firstborn he shall lay its foundation, and with the loss of his youngest son he shall set up its gates.”
550 years later, this has not been forgotten by our Lord. Our Lord knows all that is going on and does not forgot any of the promises of His word. No detail of life slips by our Lord. Therefore our response should be to seek first his kingdom and his righteousness! The Lord will take care of the small details of life.