The Northern Kingdom’s first ruler was the wicked Jeroboam.  Oh, and if we are talking about the wicked kings, we should go back to discussing King Ahab.  You might understand my jokes from earlier when I say that Ahab’s first greeting to the prophet Elijah was to accuse him of being the one troubling Israel with the prophet responding that it was Ahab causing the trouble.  What were these two quarreling about in the first place?

-Israel was suffering from disease.-

-Israel was under attack.-

-Israel was suffering a drought.-

-Israel was suffering a depression.-