29In the thirty-eighth year of King Asa of Judah, Ahab son of Omri began to reign over Israel; Ahab son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty-two years. 30Ahab son of Omri did evil in the sight of the Lord more than all who were before him. 31And as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, he took as his wife Jezebel daughter of King Ethbaal of the Sidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshiped him. 32He erected an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he built in Samaria. 33Ahab also made a sacred pole. Ahab did more to provoke the anger of the Lord, the God of Israel, than had all the kings of Israel who were before him. (1 Kings 16:29-33, NRSV)
Ahab did not follow after God and actually set up high places for other Gods. He was so good at not following God that he provoked God to anger more than all the kings before him. He went over and above when he didn’t follow.
How do we measure up to Ahab?
Do we try to follow God, and do God’s will?
How can we better follow after God and not be like Ahab?