The Syrian King sent message to Ahab, King of Israel, telling him that he would be coming to take his silver, gold, wives and children. Ahab didn’t protest.
Then the king of Syria sent another message stating that when he came he would also go throughout Ahab’s servants’ houses and take whatever he thought would be beneficial to him. Ahab realized that he had a problem that needed to be dealt with.
He called upon the elders of Israel for counsel. They told him to stand against the king of Syria, to fight for himself and his people. Ahab took their advice.
Sometimes we decide to let things slide in hopes of sufficing the devil. That thinking is flawed. Free passes are cracks that will eventually crumble a foundation if left alone. Every decision that we make concerning submission to Jesus or submission to the schemes of the Satan affect us. Consider none of it lightly. Stand your ground.
I Kings 20:1-21