Today we finish off 1 Kings 15, which was divided into two reading sections in the chronological order guide I’m following.
“Nadab son of Jeroboam became king of Israel in the second year of Asa king of Judah, and he reigned over Israel two years. He did evil in the eyes of the Lord, following the ways of his father and committing the same sin his father had caused Israel to commit.” – 1 Kings 15:25-26
God really sucks at choosing leaders.
“Baasha killed Nadab in the third year of Asa king of Judah and succeeded him as king.
As soon as he began to reign, he killed Jeroboam’s whole family. He did not leave Jeroboam anyone that breathed, but destroyed them all, according to the word of the Lord given through his servant Ahijah the Shilonite. This happened because of the sins Jeroboam had committed and had caused Israel to commit, and because he aroused the anger of the Lord, the God of Israel.” – 1 Kings 15:28-30
Killed them all according to the word of the Lord given him. Jesus fucking christ. God demanded that EVERYONE be destroyed. Including the children and babies. A morally evil god.
“In the third year of Asa king of Judah, Baasha son of Ahijah became king of all Israel in Tirzah, and he reigned twenty-four years. He did evil in the eyes of the Lord, following the ways of Jeroboam and committing the same sin Jeroboam had caused Israel to commit.” – 1 Kings 15:33-34
Let’s be clear. God could stop this evil at any time, but he allows it to happen. It started way back with God hardening the hearts of the Egyptians and it hasn’t stopped. It’s clear that God wants the kings to do evil. God is giddy over the evil and killing. This is a bloodthirsty god that is far more evil than Satan in the Bible.
After several kings have done evil and died the chapter ends.
Coming Soon: 1 Kings – Chapter 16:1-34: Baasha King of Israel