245. Did God commend or condemn Jehu for the killings at Jezreel?
God commended him for it.God commanded Jehu to perform a series of mass murders, killing all of Ahab's relatives who had ever pissed against a wall.
Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, I have anointed thee king over the people of the Lord, even over Israel. And thou shalt smite the house of Ahab thy master, that I may avenge the blood of my servants the prophets, and the blood of all the servants of the Lord, at the hand of Jezebel. For the whole house of Ahab shall perish: and I will cut off from Ahab him that pisseth against the wall. 2 Kings 9:6-8God praised Jehu after the massacres saying he had "done well in executing that which is right in mine eyes."
And the LORD said unto Jehu, Because thou hast done well in executing that which is right in mine eyes, and hast done unto the house of Ahab according to all that was in mine heart, thy children of the fourth generation shall sit on the throne of Israel. 2 Kings 10:30
God condemned him for it.But later God said he will avenge Jehu's bloodshed on the descendants of Jehu. (Who had nothing to do with it.)
And the LORD said unto him, Call his name Jezreel; for yet a little while, and I will avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu, and will cause to cease the kingdom of the house of Israel. Hosea 1:4