As we’ve studied our way through the Bible we took at week to look at the king of Israel.
The week before we studied this in class I sent the kids home with a “King of Israel Trading card,” with a reference for the king they were given.
As the kids read through all of the kings they noticed a trend.
Not a single one of these kings was good. Every single king of Northern Israel was bad. There was one or two who wasn’t all the way evil, but pretty much all of them had something horrible they did.
We also learned that God does not always punish evil the way we think He should. Some of these men died of old age in their beds. Others were killed by assassination.
But the thing they all had in common? You can learn something from each of them. Even with the worst king you can imagine, God was able to work within the situation to continue His PLAN.