When King Jeroboam left the true God Israel to follow idols, a prophet named Ahijah from Shiloh had predicted that the Lord would cause Jeroboam’s royal lineage to be deposed and would wipe his family from the face of the earth. This happed just as prophesied when Jeroboam’s son Nadab took over, illustrating in a brutal way the truth of the saying, “Be sure your sins will find you out!”
(1 Kings 15) 25 Nadab son of Jeroboam became king of Israel in the second year of Asa king of Judah, and he reigned over Israel two years. 26 He did evil in the eyes of the Lord, following the ways of his father and committing the same sin his father had caused Israel to commit.
27 Baasha son of Ahijah from the tribe of Issachar plotted against him, and he struck him down at Gibbethon, a Philistine town, while Nadab and all Israel were besieging it. 28 Baasha killed Nadab in the third year of Asa king of Judah and succeeded him as king.
29 As soon as he began to reign, he killed Jeroboam’s whole family. He did not leave Jeroboam anyone that breathed, but destroyed them all, according to the word of the Lord given through his servant Ahijah the Shilonite. 30 This happened because of the sins Jeroboam had committed and had caused Israel to commit, and because he aroused the anger of the Lord, the God of Israel.