1 Kings Chapter 16 – Chronological

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1 Kings 16

Then the word of the Lord came to Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha, saying,

Forasmuch as I exalted thee out of the dust, and made thee prince over my people Israel; and thou hast walked in the way of Jeroboam, and hast made my people Israel to sin, to provoke me to anger with their sins;

Behold, I will take away the posterity of Baasha, and the posterity of his house; and will make thy house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat.

Him that dieth of Baasha in the city shall the dogs eat; and him that dieth of his in the fields shall the fowls of the air eat.

Now the rest of the acts of Baasha, and what he did, and his might, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

So Baasha slept with his fathers, and was buried in Tirzah: and Elah his son reigned in his stead.

And also by the hand of the prophet Jehu the son of Hanani came the word of the Lord against Baasha, and against his house, even for all the evil that he did in the sight of the Lord, in provoking him to anger with the work of his hands, in being like the house of Jeroboam; and because he killed him.

In the twenty and sixth year of Asa king of Judah began Elah the son of Baasha to reign over Israel in Tirzah, two years.

And his servant Zimri, captain of half his chariots, conspired against him, as he was in Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza steward of his house in Tirzah.

10 And Zimri went in and smote him, and killed him, in the twenty and seventh year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned in his stead.

11 And it came to pass, when he began to reign, as soon as he sat on his throne, that he slew all the house of Baasha: he left him not one that pisseth against a wall, neither of his kinsfolks, nor of his friends.

12 Thus did Zimri destroy all the house of Baasha, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake against Baasha by Jehu the prophet.

13 For all the sins of Baasha, and the sins of Elah his son, by which they sinned, and by which they made Israel to sin, in provoking the Lord God of Israel to anger with their vanities.

14 Now the rest of the acts of Elah, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

15 In the twenty and seventh year of Asa king of Judah did Zimri reign seven days in Tirzah. And the people were encamped against Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines.

16 And the people that were encamped heard say, Zimri hath conspired, and hath also slain the king: wherefore all Israel made Omri, the captain of the host, king over Israel that day in the camp.

17 And Omri went up from Gibbethon, and all Israel with him, and they besieged Tirzah.

18 And it came to pass, when Zimri saw that the city was taken, that he went into the palace of the king’s house, and burnt the king’s house over him with fire, and died.

19 For his sins which he sinned in doing evil in the sight of the Lord, in walking in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin which he did, to make Israel to sin.

20 Now the rest of the acts of Zimri, and his treason that he wrought, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

21 Then were the people of Israel divided into two parts: half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king; and half followed Omri.

22 But the people that followed Omri prevailed against the people that followed Tibni the son of Ginath: so Tibni died, and Omri reigned.

23 In the thirty and first year of Asa king of Judah began Omri to reign over Israel, twelve years: six years reigned he in Tirzah.

24 And he bought the hill Samaria of Shemer for two talents of silver, and built on the hill, and called the name of the city which he built, after the name of Shemer, owner of the hill, Samaria.

25 But Omri wrought evil in the eyes of the Lord, and did worse than all that were before him.

26 For he walked in all the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin, to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger with their vanities.

27 Now the rest of the acts of Omri which he did, and his might that he shewed, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

28 So Omri slept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria: and Ahab his son reigned in his stead.

29 And in the thirty and eighth year of Asa king of Judah began Ahab the son of Omri to reign over Israel: and Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty and two years.

30 And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the Lord above all that were before him.

31 And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him.

32 And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.

33 And Ahab made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.

34 In his days did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho: he laid the foundation thereof in Abiram his firstborn, and set up the gates thereof in his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by Joshua the son of Nun.

43 thoughts on “1 Kings Chapter 16 – Chronological

  1. “The rest of Baasha’s life, the record of his regime, is written in The Chronicles of the Kings of Israel. Baasha died and was buried with his ancestors in Tirzah. His son Elah was king after him.”
    ‭‭1 Kings‬ ‭16:5-6‬ ‭MSG‬‬

    Don’t ever ‘assume’ that your way of living is right in your own sight. The Lord Jesus will always have the last word over your life.

    “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭55:8-9‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭55:7‬ ‭KJV

  2. Sin after Sin
    How sad that Israel now is being led once again into more sin . They demanded a king and seemingly each one goes further and further into sin . Now King Ahab I read was the most wicked of all the Kings .
    We must hold fast to God’s word and know it. We cannot allow sin to take hold of our life . Satan is sly and the closer we get to the coming of Jesus the harder he will work. God I pray that my eyes stay on You and stay in Your word.
    Matthew 7:21-23 ESV
    “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

  3. It is so sad and hard to read the vicious cycle of sin from generation to generation. The blinded eyes of sin and promotion of self in their willingness to do their own thing. It is soooo important to NOT allow our focus to be lost or fixed on anything; but, Jesus. 1 Peter 5:8 AMP says “Be sober [well balanced and self-disciplined], be alert and cautious at all times. That enemy of yours, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion [fiercely hungry], seeking someone to devour.” John 10:10 AMP also says “The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows].” It is time to grow up (mature), recognize/listen (discern) good from evil and stay close to the authority (man of God/church) that the Lord has placed in your life.

    Hebrews 5:11-14 AMP “Concerning this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull and sluggish in [your spiritual] hearing and disinclined to listen. For though by this time you ought to be teachers [because of the time you have had to learn these truths], you actually need someone to teach you again the elementary principles of God’s word [from the beginning], and you have come to be continually in need of milk, not solid food. For everyone who lives on milk is [doctrinally inexperienced and] unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a spiritual infant. But solid food is for the [spiritually] mature, whose senses are trained by practice to distinguish between what is morally good and what is evil.” In the NLT version, this portion of scripture is captioned “A Call to Spiritual Growth”. Let us LIVE-GIVE JESUS² and incline our ears to hear the voice of God as we lead others to Him.

  4. Him that dieth of Baasha in the city shall the dogs eat; and him that dieth of his in the fields shall the fowls of the air eat. The Living Bible… I lifted you out of the dust,” the message said, “to make you king of my people Israel; but you have walked in the evil paths of Jeroboam. You have made my people sin, and I am angry! 3 So now I will destroy you and your family, just as I did the descendants of Jeroboam. In my way of thinking these words I just copied from 2 translations of Gods word are strong enough to keep me on the right path. Imagine being a youth in those told about times and witnessing Gods wrath! In my time of living for God I have made mistakes although for the most part I have been real comfortable in Gods arms and doing my best to stay within his reach. It gives me a peace I never had living in the world. I love POFW!

  5. This is a chapter that shows us that even generation after generation is bounded by teaching and indulgence of the flesh, because it was through 6 generations that Israel walked not in the way of the Lord. On the other hand you had Asa that ruled Judah throughout the years of failure for Israel. Evidently the hand of the Lord was with Asa because he followed the Lord.

    This is evidence of generational curses, no matter what people will do if their father before them did things a certain way then why not continue to do it. We have to break these curses and think for ourselves when it comes to choosing heaven or hell. No one else can make those decisions for us. As for me and my house we will serve the lord. You can not get stuck in a rut because you will never get out. A rut is a shallow grave with both ends opened. We have to live Jesus to give Jesus in this end time outpouring of the spirit of God.

  6. You hear it repeated multiple times that the did evil as Jeroboam had done. They had an example set by their leader.
    What example are we setting our children and anyone that’s following or watching us? It doesn’t ever end with us. It flows down, sometimes generations beyond us.

  7. 32 And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.
    33 And Ahab made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.

    All of this evening and all of these things begin because Rehoboam put too much pressure on the people and refuse to follow the guidance of the elders. Because of that the nations were split and the people followed leaders that led them into sin and death all of this could have been prevented if rehoboam had listened to his elders and serve the people properly. Then they would not have split in half and followed jeraboam. History has recorded in the word of God that after the Nation split into two, the Israelites never had a good king after that, Judah had a reign of good Kings and bad kings but Israel never recovered. Follow the right leadership in your life whenever they are teaching you

  8. 16:30 ERV He did what the Lord said was wrong
    Ahab was worse than all the kings who were before him.

    He did many things the Lord said were wrong.( evil ..)
    👉🏼 If Mighty God says it’s wrong, Then it’s wrong. black is black and white is white. No gray!
    🙏

  9. 1Kings 16:2 Forasmuch as I exhaled the out of the dust, and made thee prince over my people Israel; and thou hast walked in the way of Jeroboam , and hast made my people Irael to sin, to provoke me to anger with their sins.
    Baasha, succedent to the throne through violence and killing, also walked on the sins of Jerobam .
    He warned with Asa and was cursed because of his idolatry and sin.
    1 John 5: 21 For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickenth them, even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.
    God has a purpose for us to do.
    Do his will and stay focus on the right path of righteous.
    Hallelujah praise God.

  10. 33 And Ahab made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.

    The example we set, sets up the next generation. I learned a few years ago that every behavior you see – doesn’t matter if it’s from a child or a grown adult – every behavior you see has either been taught or tolerated. Good or bad, behaviors are a learned matter. Be the example you want to see in your children. Be the example we want the world to see for the next generations. We must live and give Jesus to save this world!!

  11. 1 Then the word of the Lord came to Jehu

    There will be a time for everyone to be faced with the word of God. Unfortunately, at times some forget to make eternally choices, or understand the lasting effects it has on generations to come.

    I pray that as we LIVE Jesus with make choices that are bringing our following generations closer to Him rather then face the consequences of our actions.

  12. 1 Kings 16

    In the reading we see Kings of Israel sinning. and God changing kings but the same result is more sin in the kingdom by the kings. God is still moving. Did not Jesus make the earth. John one said so. If Jesus began this will he not complete it? It shall be completed even jot and title. Jesus is our Alpha and omega will He not accomplish it. I say Yes and again say choose this day who you shall serve. Rejoice in the Lord our God and give Him glory.

  13. 33 And Ahab made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.

    I kings 14:9 NKJV
    “but you have done more evil than all who were before you, for you have gone and made for yourself other gods and molded images to provoke Me to anger, and have cast Me behind your back—”
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    One bad leader can bring generations of disasters to his followers. If your leader is not following Jesus, then don’t follow him. Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus!

  14. 25 But Omri wrought evil in the eyes of the Lord, and did worse than all that were before him.

    26 For he walked in all the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin, to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger with their vanities.

    27 Now the rest of the acts of Omri which he did, and his might that he shewed, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

    28 So Omri slept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria: and Ahab his son reigned in his stead.

    I think I’m seeing a pattern here, these guy are walking in the same manner as the previous guy and they just keep crumbling. The Lord isn’t gonna put up with sin, have you ever thought about when you fail a test how you gotta keep re taking it until you pass it….Well it looks like this is the same thing thats happening.

  15. 1 Then the word of the Lord came to Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha, saying,
    2 Forasmuch as I exalted thee out of the dust, and made thee prince over my people Israel; and thou hast walked in the way of Jeroboam, and hast made my people Israel to sin, to provoke me to anger with their sins;

    We must follow the Lord and not lean on what man says. We must follow the Commandments of the Lord and live in prosperity. Without God we are nothing and cannot do anything.
    3 Behold, I will take away the posterity of Baasha, and the posterity of his house; and will make thy ho

  16. LIVE – GIVE JESUS2
    WHEN BEAUTIFUL BECOMES DISGRACEFUL

    32 And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.
    33 And Ahab made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.
    34 In his days did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho: he laid the foundation thereof in Abiram his firstborn, and set up the gates thereof in his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by Joshua the son of Nun.

    Idolatry and disregard for children, qualified Ahab for the top of the class to provoke the LORD to anger. This passage reminds me of America the Beautiful, becoming America the Disgraceful. The confirmation of evil idolators, with no regard for children into leadership of our Nation will the downfall of America. GOD will withdraw HIS protection and evil will reign fully.

    TODAY is the DAY the Church must rise in the Name of JESUS to proclaim HIS great Name and serve in HIS Great Kingdom. The END is near. I urge everyone to get at close to JESUS as possible. Walk with HIM, walk in HIM, Let HIM walk in you by the power of HIS WORD and the power of the Holy Ghost.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iLive
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  17. iLove the Kingdom of Jesus2
    Wow, there is not much good news coming out of the 10 Tribes of Israel. Each king that rises up is worse than the previous. Now we see the king and queen from the days of Elijah. King Ahaz and Jezebel are on the scene and I would imagine with the chronological order we’re going in we will be going into all that soon. God tried over and over to get his people in order but they continually went in the wrong direction.

  18. 2 Forasmuch as I exalted thee out of the dust, and made thee prince over my people Israel; and thou hast walked in the way of Jeroboam, and hast made my people Israel to sin, to provoke me to anger with their sins;

    3 Behold, I will take away the posterity of Baasha, and the posterity of his house; and will make thy house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat.

    The folly of many people when God begins to raise them up out of their sinful life and use them in ministry is that they get prideful. Pride hinders many people from getting where God wants them to be. Stay humble, allow God to raise you to where He wants you to be.

  19. 33 And Ahab made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.
    34 In his days did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho: he laid the foundation thereof in Abiram his firstborn, and set up the gates thereof in his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by Joshua the son of Nun.

    Israel has now stooped so low into sin that they are not even afraid to touch the cursed city of Jericho. The farther away from God they go the more they invoke the wrath of God and care less what it may bring to them or their children Hiel may well have sacrificed his sons or else they died as judgement by God, either way, this man has no fear of the Lord. We know the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom! His word must be our guide in the days of ungodly leadership.

  20. 34 In his days did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho: he laid the foundation thereof in Abiram his firstborn, and set up the gates thereof in his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by Joshua the son of Nun.

    Many times we loose track, or loose hope in the promises/ prophecies that come forth for us from The Lord. Many times throughout The Word, we see that it is common for a prophecy/ promise to that fruit in the life of whom it was for.

  21. 12 Thus did Zimri destroy all the house of Baasha, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake against Baasha by Jehu the prophet.

    Not one prophecy will fail to come to pass!!! GOD IS FAITHFUL AND JUST!!!

  22. 1 Kings 16:7, 25-26, & 30-33
    7) And also by the hand of the prophet Jehu the son of Hanani came the word of the LORD against Baasha, and against his house, even for all the evil that he did in the sight of the LORD, in provoking him to anger with the works of his hands, in being like the house of Jeroboam; and because he killed him.

    25) But Omri wrought evil in the eyes of the LORD, and did worse than all that were before him.
    26) For he walked in all the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin, to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger with their vanities.

    30) And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD above all that were before him.
    31) … and went and served Baal, and worshipped him.
    32) And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.
    33) And Ahab made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.

    “Did Evil In The Sight/Eyes Of The LORD – Provoked The LORD God To Anger”
    Baasha, Omri, and Ahab all did evil in the sight/eyes of the LORD, and they provoked (aroused, produced, evoked, generated, brought on, prompted, triggered, etc…) the LORD God to anger. Why? because they were “idol worshippers” and caused other to worship idols too.

    God said in Exodus 20:2-5…
    2) I am the LORD thy God,…
    3) Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
    4) Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image,…
    5) Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God,…

    Have you ever felt like God is angry with you?
    Do you want to know what causes God to be angry with you?
    “Idol worship.” Putting other things in your life – Not God. Serving other things in your life – Not God. Worshipping other things in your life – Not God.

    There is only One God, and beside Him there is none else. He is the only One True Living God. And Hebrews 10:31 says, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of The Living God.”

  23. The pain of poor leadership

    33 And Ahab made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.

    Leaders have not only their lives in their hands but those of their followers. What’s truly sad in these accounts are the innocent people that lived under these kings that did evil. The pain of it is they suffers because of the kings sin. When you are a leader, you are taking on more than just yourself, you are responsible for all those behind you and it is on your hands if their blood is shed. Saints need to be aware of who you are following, it could be a trap.

  24. 19 For his sins which he sinned in doing evil in the sight of the Lord, in walking in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin which he did, to make Israel to sin.

    Some people justify themselves with claims that, if there actions don’t affect anyone but themselves, why does it matter. And the truth is that most of times, our stubbornness to sin affects more than just us.

    Paul was even quick to stop doing things that were not sin on into themselves but if the caused someone to fall, he would abstain from said thing.

    It is true we live in a offended attitude society, we’re people like to play the victim, but if we are the mature Christians, we should do things to reach and impact the world not lead them astray.

    If it doesn’t involve compromising your faith, or any biblical principles then be inoffensive in your actions.

  25. 31 And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him.

    32 And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.

    33 And Ahab made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.

    This shows the patterns of generational curses… you may be raised in households of dishonor but you do not have to choose to continue down that path as an adult. So many feel the weight of carrying baggage from one generation to the next, but once you realize and come to the understanding of the laws of God, you are responsible for your actions from there on. What are you passing to the next generation? What legacy are you leaving behind? Are you passing down an honorable name and inheritance?

  26. “And Ahab made a grove: and Ahab did more to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger than all the Kings of Israel that were before him.” 1 Kings 16:33

    Well the leaders went from bad to worse. How sad, to provoke God and purposely sin. Some people have to learn the hard way. God always gives you the opportunity to do what is right. Hopefully we all learn from our mistakes.
    Thank you Jesus Christ for this day.

  27. 26 For he walked in all the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin, to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger with their vanities.

    When one leads a family or a denomination, a leader’s sin does more than personal damage, it affects those that they influance.

  28. 33 And Ahab made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.

    This is not a good thing to be known by. However, there are quite a few people in this same position. When they should be doing right, they continue to anger the Lord. They mislead God’s people and cause them to sin. We don’t want to fall victim to people like this. This is why it is important to have a personal relationship with God, so that you can discern what is good and what is evil.

  29. 19For he, too, had done what was evil in the LORD’s sight. He followed the example of Jeroboam in all the sins he had committed and led Israel to commit.

    Fathers set the example for their family. Fathers lead your family in prayer and worship. Fathers break the curse of the enemy. Be strong in the Lord.

  30. 33 And Ahab made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.

    We must try not to provoke people. Some times we know what is good and chose to not do the good. This is wrong and God does not like this. We should know our pathway in life and who is guiding us. God is the leader of our path, only if we chose to do what’s right! I pray tonight that all make the right decisions in the hardest moments. Pressure can make us do wrong, but I hope we all have hope and faith and being wise about our decisions!!!

  31. 33 Then he set up an Asherah pole. He did more to provoke the anger of the Lord, the God of Israel, than any of the other kings of Israel before him.
    1 Kings 16:33 NLT

    Why would you want to be known for rebelling against the Lord and not obeying his commands? What good does that do.. what makes you think that is a good leader? As the children of the Lord we should grow more to the Lord daily, seek him more and more gain his wisdom and knowledge. For when it is time that the enemy tries to creep in again you know how to fight for the Lord has filled you with the knowledge and the strength. As we grow more in the Lord and get closer we realize what is evil and what is right, let us make sure it is okay with God before doing.

  32. 21 Then were the people of Israel divided into two parts: half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king; and half followed Omri.

    22 But the people that followed Omri prevailed against the people that followed Tibni the son of Ginath: so Tibni died, and Omri reigned.

    Israel is divided and a nation that is divided against itself will fall. They had a great fall. Omri did worse than any other king. Sin caused division and division allowed opportunity for even more error.

    We must stand together and not allow sin and differences to cause us to be divided. We stand for God because divided we will fall.

  33. 33 And Ahab made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.

    It kept getting worse, and worse after more worse… it’s hard to comprehend how crooked it all went. And it all arouse from a desire of the people to be like the world and have a king. If I’m not mistaken, the Lord said that they were rejecting him. And so many bad kings later we have Ahab which was worse that all the other kings of Israel and caused them to sin.

    What can we take away from all this? We keep reading how one King after another got father away and made worse and grotesque sins and caused the people to sin. Well it seems that our only hope is Jesus. The voice of God in our lives is so important. Dont turn it off, dont cut out the prophets of the Lord for fake ba’al prophets they may tell you what you want to hear. The only kingdom that has power is the kingdom of God. And away from God no ruler can lead. Those are my take away meditating on all the kings that have gone through Israel and Judah.

  34. 30 Ahab son of Omri did more evil in the eyes of the Lord than any of those before him.
    Don’t compare yourself to those before you. If you try to justify your wrongs compared to others it won’t work. sin is sin and our wrongs are on our own spirit. We must make sure we surround ourselves with the right people of God, serve His Kingdom, and listen to what God and the man of God are saying. The more we seek God the more favor we have with Him and the more we can set an example for the next generation.

  35. 1 Kings 16:2,7,13,19,25-26,30
    [2]“I lifted you out of the dust to make you ruler of my people Israel, but you have followed the evil example of Jeroboam. You have provoked my anger by causing my people Israel to sin.
    [7]The message from the lord against Baasha and his family came through the prophet Jehu son of Hanani. It was delivered because Baasha had done what was evil in the lord’s sight (just as the family of Jeroboam had done), and also because Baasha had destroyed the family of Jeroboam. The lord’s anger was provoked by Baasha’s sins.
    [13]This happened because of all the sins Baasha and his son Elah had committed, and because of the sins they led Israel to commit. They provoked the anger of the lord, the God of Israel, with their worthless idols.
    [19]For he, too, had done what was evil in the lord’s sight. He followed the example of Jeroboam in all the sins he had committed and led Israel to commit.
    [25]But Omri did what was evil in the lord’s sight, even more than any of the kings before him.
    [26]He followed the example of Jeroboam son of Nebat in all the sins he had committed and led Israel to commit. The people provoked the anger of the lord, the God of Israel, with their worthless idols.
    [30]But Ahab son of Omri did what was evil in the lord’s sight, even more than any of the kings before him.

    God gave us free will. We all make choices. The choices we make should be to follow the commandments of the Lord.

  36. “Forasmuch as I exalted thee out of the dust, and made thee prince over my people Israel; and thou hast walked in the way of Jeroboam, and hast made my people Israel to sin, to provoke me to anger with their sins;”
    ‭‭1 Kings‬ ‭16:2‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    As we go further in God, we learn that our testimony and the blessings we receive aren’t just for us but to help and encourage others. Here we see that Baasha fulfilled God’s Word but instead of turning to Him, Baasha decided to continue to walk in the perverted ways of Jereboam. I know for me I don’t want to take what God has given me and dishonor Him by using it for something that doesn’t glorify Him. I pray we do not take the Lord’s grace and mercy for granted as Be continues to bless us

  37. “When Zimri saw that the city had been taken, he went into the citadel of the palace and burned it down over himself and died in the flames. For he, too, had done what was evil in the Lord’s sight. He followed the example of Jeroboam in all the sins he had committed and led Israel to commit.”
    ‭‭1 Kings‬ ‭16:18-19‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    God judges both the righteous and the unrighteous. God, knows the heart of every person and He will judge us righteously according to His word that is true, and righteous. God died on the cross for our sins so that we can have a chance to be made right with God and be baptized in Jesus’ name and live with Jesus for eternity.

  38. 25 But Omri wrought evil in the eyes of the Lord, and did worse than all that were before him.
    26 For he walked in all the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin, to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger with their vanities.
    27 Now the rest of the acts of Omri which he did, and his might that he shewed, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
    28 So Omri slept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria: and Ahab his son reigned in his stead.

    We have heard of so many in control or as Kong’s doing wrong, wrong choices, wrong sections, wrong lifestyles, and yet we come to Omri!! Omri is stated your have done worse Than all of those before him., “. . . Omri wrought evil in the eyes of the Lord, and did worse than all that were before him.” And yet we don’t hear much about him. I would like to hear more of his information.

  39. “And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the Lord above all that were before him. And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him. And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria. And Ahab made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.”
    ‭‭1 Kings‬ ‭16:30-33‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Evil, Evil, Evil

    He followed evil. He married evil. He worshiped evil. He memorized evil. He was so engrossed in evil that it says he was worse than those before him.

    When I think about others in the Bible, Lot simply pick chef his tent towed evil and his whole life was consumed. Here we see example after example of how Ahab continuously chooses evil over God and it provokes God to anger so much.

  40. 19 “For he, too, had done what was evil in the Lord’s sight. He followed the example of Jeroboam in all the sins he had committed and led Israel to commit.”

    Who are you following? And just as important who are you leading?
    We live everyday living an impact. Rather to LIVE for Jesus or for ourselves.
    it takes a daily consciences decision to choose how and who we are going to LIVE for everyday.

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