Omri did evil in the eyes of the Lord, and did worse than all who were before him. 1 Kings 16:25
Now Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the Lord, more than all who were before him. 1 Kings 16:30
It is a bad day when it is said you did more evil than anyone else did. Moreover, the person that held the previous record did some really bad things.
Omri was out done in evil by his son, Ahab. I don’t think anyone out did Ahab. The damage was done. The downhill slide had started and no one stood up and said, “Let’s stop this!”
Israel was eventually conquered by the Assyrians and carried away.
I’ve seen this behavior before. Sin is inherent. You inherit the ability from your parents. You carry the DNA to sin from generations before you – grandparents, great-grandparents, gggrandparents, and so on.
I have seen families that passed down alcoholism from one generation to the next and it seemed each new generation became worse than the previous.
Somebody has to break the chain.
If you don’t, sin will carry you away into everlasting judgment.
Dare to be different from those before you. Say no to sin and yes to Jesus!