- Jul 4, 2021
Then Baasha son of Ahijah of the house of Issachar conspired against Nadab, and Baasha struck him down at Gibbethon of the Philistines while Nadab and all Israel were besieging the city. 28In the third year of Asa’s reign over Judah, Baasha killed Nadab and reigned in his place.
They literally conspired to murder the king and replace him with a usurper. While Baasha himself was "lifted up" by God, this conspiracy is not the manner in which he should have been set up as King.
In the twenty-seventh year of Asa’s reign over Judah, Zimri reigned in Tirzah for seven days. Now the troops were encamped against Gibbethon of the Philistines, 16and the people in the camp heard that Zimri had not only conspired but had also struck down the king. So there in the camp that very day, all Israel proclaimed Omri, the commander of the army, king over Israel.
As you can see, there was another consipiracy, instead of seeking out a prophet as to see how this transfer of the kingdom should be done. They act exactly the opposite way King David did when he took the kingdom from Saul. After the conspiracy was figured out, the people simply proclaimed Omri to be king.
So you see, like people that commit election fraud, these people bypassed the normal procedures for crowning a king. And that is how "they set up kings, but not by me. They make princes, but without My approval."
You feared what another man would do and you chose the serial philanderer and liar to represent you in politics.
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