Ahab's Line Destroyed

BibleInPoems, Ron Calugar, 2015-2022 127
2 Kings 8:15-10:36

Now Joram reigned in Jerusalem. He did evil like Ahab before.
Ahaziah his son next came to the throne. He also did evil some more.

God had enough of Ahab, and his wicked sons and his wife.
God warned of Jezebel's godless ways. Now Jehu would take her life.

Elisha sent his servant, to anoint captain Jehu as king.
His job was to wipe out Ahab's line. Could Jehu do such a thing?

Ah yes. King Jehu obeyed the Lord. He did as God had commanded.
When Jehu was done Ahab's line was no more. But he wasn't quite yet empty handed.

Though Ahab, Jezebel and their offspring, were gone, their evil remained.
For Baal was worshipped instead of the Lord while this wicked family reigned.

But Jehu had a plan, to destroy the worshippers of Baal.
Ahab served this god, cried Jehu, but compared to me he will pale.

Call all Baal's prophets and worshippers. Into Baal's house we will go.
I'll make a great sacrifice unto this god, but a detail they did not know.

This honor of Baal was Jehu's trick to wipe out the worshipers of Baal.
He filled the house with idolaters. Then destroyed them. His plan did not fail.

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