I've been reading in 1st and 2nd Kings, and I keep seeing the phrase "Inquire of the Lord". We read that and think "Ha, look at how stupid they were. They worshipped Baal and did whatever they wanted to, they didn't ask the Lord for help at times when it was so clear that things would have been easier if they would have."
That is so easy to read and see what they could have done when it's "them" we're talking about. We think that we are so much better than they were, but when we really look at ourselves, many things in our own lives would have turned out better if we had just asked God to help us make the decisions.