“Have you killed and also taken possession?” (v19). While it seemed like King Ahab and Queen Jezebel had gotten away with theft, lies, and the murder of an innocent man, the truth was that God saw every action. He sent the prophet Elijah to Ahab to tell him that all his sins were completely known to God, and punishment was coming. Terrified, Ahab humbled himself and repented, which, due to God’s amazing mercy, softened the consequences of sin (v27).
“He is in the vineyard of Naboth, where he has gone to take possession” (v18). God knew exactly what Ahab had done and where he was. No sin is hidden from His sight, and His judgments are always right.