Jehu was commissioned to destroy the house of Ahab and to assume the throne of Israel.  Jehu took on the task with great zeal. The zeal of Jehu with which he pursued his task was frightening to his enemies. In verse 20 of chapter 9, we read that the watchman reported the approaching army of Jehu with these words, “And the driving (of the Army) is like the driving of Jehu, for he drives furiously.”

Indeed, Jehu accepted God’s call, and he set his heart to its accomplishment. He did not waiver from the left or to the right. He had been commissioned by God’s prophet, and had accepted his mission as from God. Therefore, he gave himself whole heartedly to it.

Charles Dickens, when asked the secret of his success, answered, “Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well: whatever I have devoted myself to I have devoted myself to completely.”   ?I believe this is what Paul has in mind for you and I when he exhorts us, “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” We should remember that Paul was writing to slaves, for whom it was hard to throw their soul into the work. He reminded them that they were working not for men but for God. 

That will make all the difference!

See that no one pays back evil for evil, but always try to do good to each other and to all people. (1 Thessalonians 5:15)