We know that the current king of Israel is in trouble for creating golden idols for the people to worship, but thus far God has done nothing to stop him.
“Now Ahijah could not see; his sight was gone because of his age. But the Lord had told Ahijah, ‘Jeroboam’s wife is coming to ask you about her son, for he is ill, and you are to give her such and such an answer. When she arrives, she will pretend to be someone else.”” – 1 Kings 14:4-5
Yes, I’m sure a supposed all-knowing god is going to use the term ‘such and such’. For fuck’s sake.
“So when Ahijah heard the sound of her footsteps at the door, he said, ‘Come in, wife of Jeroboam. Why this pretense? I have been sent to you with bad news. Go, tell Jeroboam that this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: I raised you up from among the people and appointed you ruler over my people Israel. I tore the kingdom away from the house of David and gave it to you, but you have not been like my servant David, who kept my commands and followed me with all his heart, doing only what was right in my eyes. You have done more evil than all who lived before you. You have made for yourself other gods, idols made of metal; you have aroused my anger and turned your back on me. Because of this, I am going to bring disaster on the house of Jeroboam. I will cut off from Jeroboam every last male in Israel—slave or free I will burn up the house of Jeroboam as one burns dung, until it is all gone. Dogs will eat those belonging to Jeroboam who die in the city, and the birds will feed on those who die in the country. The Lordhas spoken! As for you, go back home. When you set foot in your city, the boy will die. All Israel will mourn for him and bury him. He is the only one belonging to Jeroboam who will be buried, because he is the only one in the house of Jeroboam in whom the Lord, the God of Israel, has found anything good.’” – 1 Kings 14:6-13
OMG there is so much to unpack here. First, God makes it clear he tore the kingdom away from the people of David even though David did everything right. I’m not sure what’s worse, that David, for all the evil he did, is considered righteous by God, or the fact that God still tore away the kingdom despite God thinking what David did was right.
Second, God is going to burn everyone’s house, not just the house of the one who committed the crime, Jeroboam. God is having dogs eat other dogs. Once again, God punishes those who had nothing to do with the crime!
“He will uproot Israel from this good land that he gave to their ancestors and scatter them beyond the Euphrates River, because they aroused the Lord’s anger by making Asherah poles.” – 1 Kings 14:15
As a further unjust punishment, God is taking away the land of the Israelites who are at no fault in this.
“Then Jeroboam’s wife got up and left and went to Tirzah. As soon as she stepped over the threshold of the house, the boy died.” – 1 Kings 14:16
Way to teach the boy who did nothing wrong a lesson, God. God is a fucking idiot and deserves to rot in the hell Christians invented.
“The other events of Jeroboam’s reign, his wars and how he ruled, are written in the book of the annals of the kings of Israel. He reigned for twenty-two years and then rested with his ancestors. And Nadab his son succeeded him as king.” – 1 Kings 14:19-20
I’m sorry…WTF is this shit??? God goes all ape shit crazy and Jeroboam still rules for 22 fucking years? And his son succeeded him as king? Is God really this stupid? Or rather is it the men who made up God really this stupid?
“Judah did evil in the eyes of the Lord. By the sins they committed they stirred up his jealous anger more than those who were before them had done.” – 1 Kings 14:22
Seriously? After all that has happened in the Bible and as pissed as God gets, the people of Judah caused more jealous anger than anyone before?
“There was continual warfare between Rehoboam and Jeroboam. And Rehoboam rested with his ancestors and was buried with them in the City of David. His mother’s name was Naamah; she was an Ammonite. And Abijah his son succeeded him as king.” – 1 Kings 14:30-31
Yep, God is so pissed at the rulers that he punishes the people but allows the rulers to continue to reign. JFC. God is such a fucking idiot.
How to sum up this chapter? God is dumb, stupid, idiotic, and that says a lot of a make believe, man made deity.
Coming Soon: 2 Chronicles – Chapter 10: Israel Rebels Against Rehoboam