Today’s passage is 1 Kings 13:23-34. Let’s go!
1 Kings 13:23 (NIV)
23 When the man of God had finished eating and drinking, the prophet who had brought him back saddled his donkey for him.
On verses 23-32: Earlier in verses 21 and 22, the older prophet gives the younger prophet a word from God that the younger prophet has defied God’s command by eating and drinking when God specifically told him not to eat and drink during his trip (v21-22). Notice the younger prophet’s response in verse 23: there is no indication that the younger prophet repented or felt remorse for what he did. It seems like he just got on his donkey and proceeded to go home as if everything was normal. Notice what happens next to the younger prophet: “As he went on his way, a lion met him on the road and killed him, and his body was left lying on the road, with both the donkey and the lion standing beside it.” (v24)