1 Kings 16:2-3, 33-34 (NKJV) “Inasmuch as I lifted you out of the dust and made you ruler over My people Israel, and you have walked in the way of Jeroboam, and have made My people Israel sin, to provoke Me to anger with their sins,
surely I will take away the posterity of Baasha and the posterity of his house, and I will make your house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
And Ahab made a wooden image. Ahab did more to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel who were before him.
In his days Hiel of Bethel built Jericho. He laid its foundation with Abiram his firstborn, and with his youngest son Segub he set up its gates, according to the word of the Lord, which He had spoken through Joshua the son of Nun.
Joshua sudah bernubuat, bahwa siapapun yang membangun kembali tembok jericho harus membayar harga dengan nyawa anak sulung dan anak bungsunya, ini tertulis dan sudah diperingatkan.
Setelah beratus ratus tahun lamanya nubuatan Joshua terus berlaku, Raja Ahab sengaja melawan nubuatan itu dengan membangun tembok Jericho.
Para pembaca terkasih, Ahab membayar harga sebuah pemberontakan, anak anak Ahab menjadi korban , seharusnya Ahab tidak meremehkan nubuatan Joshua.