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 eatContinue Reading
Dr W.A. Criswell brings the message from the second chapter of the Book of 1 Samuel. There is the promise of the Lord to Hannah, who does not have a child, that God will give her an answer to her prayer and that she shall have a man-child.
First, Ahab, he was the son of the wicked king of Israel Omri, and he even was more wicked than his father [1 Kings16:28-30]. As though that were not enough, he went to Sidonia, and chose for his wife the [daughter of the] king of Sidon, and her name was Jezebel [1 Kings 16:31]. She was a devotee of the god Baal. And when she came to live in the capital city of Samaria, she brought her god, her image, her idol with her; and Ahab built in Samaria a temple for her god Baal [1 Kings 16:32].