“Now the famine was severe in Samaria, and Ahab had summoned Obadiah, his palace administrator. (Obadiah was a devout believer in the Lord. While Jezebel was killing off the Lord’s prophets, Obadiah had taken a hundred prophets and hidden them in two caves, fifty in each, and had supplied them with food and water.) (I Kings 18:2b – 4, NIV)
Obadiah, like many of us, was at or near the pinnacle of his working life. Yet, his position as the king’s “chief of staff” was not the primary force of Obadiah’s life: He was also “a devout believer in the Lord.”
Because of that commitment, Obadiah did what was morally right — even though it was contrary to the law of the land, and he would have paid with his life had his support of the prophets of the Lord been discovered.
May we each be like Obadiah: Not married to our privileges, power, prestige, and position, but first and always committed to and trusting in the Lord. If we become stewards of the rich benefits of years of work and sacrifice, it is only for the benefit of others, and for the glory of God. – Luther