II Kings 9

"What peace can there be, so long as the whorings and the sorceries of your mother Jezebel are so many?” (v22).  Jehu was God’s chosen method of bringing wrath down upon the wicked family of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel (v1-10).  Through them, the whole land of northern Israel had been polluted by idolatry and violence, and as Jehu declared, there could be no peace until justice was restored and the deaths of innocent people, like Naboth (v25), were avenged.

“What do you have to do with peace?” (v18). Peace can’t be enjoyed until we deal with sin and its consequences.  Rather than ignoring wrongdoing, God calls us to truth, forgiveness, and restoration.