1 Kings 21:29 KJV
Seest thou how Ahab humbleth himself before me? because he humbleth himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days: but in his son's days will I bring the evil upon his house.
The Bible says Ahab was as wicked as any man had been. And God pronounced judgment upon him for his wickedness.
But then the Bible says that Ahab humbled himself. And God saw. Judgment was postponed because of humility. The seeds of sin had been sown and, unfortunately, they would be reaped by his children. Sins passed down to our children seldom get rooted out. Though we repent and turn, what we have planted in our kids is unlikely to be pulled without the harvest.
Still this truth remains; humility turned the wrath of God from one of the worst of offenders. Even so humility today.
• To humble ourselves
• To repent of sin
• To bow before the God who has declared it as sin
That assuages the judgment of God.