1 KINGS‬ ‭16‬:‭29‬-‭33‬ ‭‬‬

“Ahab son of Omri began to rule over Israel in the thirty-eighth year of King Asa’s reign in Judah. He reigned in Samaria twenty-two years. But Ahab son of Omri did what was evil in the Lord’s sight, even more than any of the kings before him. And as though it were not enough to follow the sinful example of Jeroboam, he married Jezebel, the daughter of King Ethbaal of the Sidonians, and he began to bow down in worship of Baal. First Ahab built a temple and an altar for Baal in Samaria. 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 ‭16‬:‭29‬-‭33‬ ‭NLT‬‬

The hearts of men are moved by a compounding evil. Often we do not realize upon what foundations we build our lives but it is clear that their is a corporate identity in which we all take part. Harkening back to the time of judges, we see that each king does what is right in his own sight. Yet the scripture reads that these kings continued in one of two ways. They either committed worship to God or the sins of their predecessors. It is here that we meet king Ahab and his wife Jezzebel. Together these two progress the narrative function iinally further in sin. Whereas previous kings simply diminished God, they seek to remove him altogether. This is one step away from the worship of self as a nation. We should be aware that, though we make think our actions to be novel, they are often predicated. They exist on one of two narrative scales. These ladders of progress can make a people rise or fall upon the simple premise of self or God. They do not happen quickly. They are grown overtime on the bedrock that came before us. We ought to study well the sins and successes of our fathers.

Published by Josh McGary

MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary

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