King Ahab and Queen Jezebel were two of the most despicable leaders in Israel’s history. One day, Ahab decides he wants the vineyard next door to him that belongs to his neighbor Naboth. He goes over and offers a fair price but Naboth, but he refuses to sell his home and vineyard to the king. Ahab gets pouty and his wife asks him what is wrong. “I want Naboth’s land and he won’t sell it to me boo hoo.”
Jezebel tells him to get over it and she will take care of it. She writes letters in the king’s name and devises a scheme to set a trap against Naboth. It works and they kill him for treason against the king.
Word is brought back to Jezebel that Naboth is dead. She tells Ahab to go and take possession of his new vineyard. He never questions how she got it for him or what happened to Naboth.
King Ahab and Queen Jezebel were pure evil. They took what they wanted, when they wanted it. They had no regard for their people or for God. At this point it looks like they got away with murder, but their day of reckoning will come.