Snacking on Jezebel – Carrot Ranch


“How would you distinguish Baal from Yahweh?”

“Yahweh gets things done.  After the prophet poured oil on Jehu, proclaiming him king, he ran off.  Jehu’s officers thought the prophet was an idiot until they heard the announcement: Yahweh anointed Jehu to drain the swamp.  Jehu killed Jehoram and Ahaziah. At Jehu’s command eunuchs threw Jezebel from her window.  While Jehu and his men got refreshments, dogs snacked on Jezebel.”  

“That’s a gruesome story.”

“Jehu killed Ahab’s entire family and anyone he could get his hands on associated with Baal.”

“I see. Beware when Yahweh has His fill of you.”

Linked to Carrot Ranch’s September 24 Flash Fiction Challenge where Charli Mills offers the theme of snacking. You can read more about Jehu in 2 Kings chapters 9 and 10 where it is told in more detail and better than I have.

This is Yom Kippur. Although unrelated to the story, after listening to Jonathan Cahn’s Yom Kippur Broadcast, I put the finishing touches on the story:

Jonathan Cahn Yom Kippur Broadcast
Prairie with Mist in the Field

Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

9 thoughts on “Snacking on Jezebel – Carrot Ranch”

    1. I wasn’t sure if it even fit the prompt, but I figured it might be worth a try. Jehu has been on my mind recently. The description of what he did is a wild series of events in 2 Kings. I can see why that prophet ran away from him after the anointing. Thank you, Chel!

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  1. I’m pondering what modern Baal is — capitalism at its extreme? Worship of gold, paper money and wall street fortunes? Perhaps it is simply the idol of busyness or addiction to entertainment without thought. A gruesome Old Testiment tale that makes me all the more humbly grateful for Christ’s grace. Imagine snacking on loaves and fish, listening at his knee, going out into the world willing to be his hands and feet.

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