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In these passages is the account of Jehu fulfilling the Word of the Lord in destroying the house of King Ahab and Ahab’s evil wife Jezebel. It is apparent that Jehu believed in God and the prophecies of God spoken through the Prophet Elisha.

Jehu first killed Ahab’s son, Joram. After killing Joram, Jehu said, “The Lord laid this Oracle against him (Ahab): surely I have seen yesterday the blood of Naboth and the blood of his sons; says the Lord, and I will repay you for this property, says the Lord.”

Jehu then killed Jezebel.  After Jehu killed Jezebel, the dogs ate her flesh.  Jehu said, “This is the Word of the Lord which He spoke by His servant Elijah the Tishbite, saying, “in the property of Jezreel the dogs shall eat the flesh of Jezebel.”

Jehu also killed all the prophets of Baal. God then said to Jehu, “Because you have done well in executing what is right in My eyes and have done to the house of Ahab according to all that was in My heart, your sons to the fourth-generation shall sit on the throne of Israel.”

Jehu did well in doing God’s will. However, he did not depart from the sins of Jeroboam in having the people worship false gods. He retained the two golden calves that Israel had worshiped. The Bible says that God wants our full dedication and obedience to Him; not just partial obedience.

We may do many good things in our life, but we will fall short of the Kingdom of God unless we believe in His Son Jesus Christ. Our good deeds will not grant this entry into Heaven. Only our Faith in Jesus Christ will save us.  This Faith must be evidenced by good works and our unwavering commitment to God’s Truths until we die.