King Ahaziah turned to a false god for an answer to his question. As a result of this decision he was sentenced to death by a prophet of God.

Instead of admitting his wrong and seeking forgiveness from The Lord he became defiant. He sent a captain with fifty men to take the prophet captive. Those fifty-one men were consumed by fire.

Upon hearing this the king decides again to not repent of his evil ways. He instead sends yet another captain with another fifty men to capture the prophet. For a second time fire consumed the king’s men.

Seek God and His wisdom when you have questions in this life. If the answer isn’t what you had hoped for accept it anyway. Rely on Jesus to help you make the best of it. But please, don’t become defiant and bring others down with you.

II Kings 1:1-12