“Now the famine was severe in Samaria. King Ahab summoned Obadiah, who was in charge of the palace. Now Obadiah revered Yahweh greatly. When Jezebel was killing off the prophets of Yahweh, Obadiah took a hundred prophets and hid them in two separate caves of fifty each. He provided them with bread and water. Then King Ahab said to Obadiah. ‘Go through the land to all the springs of water and to all the valleys. Perhaps we may find grass to keep the horses and mules alive, and not lose some of the animals.’ So they divided the land between them to pass through it. King Ahab went in one direction by himself. Obadiah went in another direction by himself.”
King Ahab and his chief palace officer, Obadiah, wanted to find grass for their animals to live. They went in separate directions. Obadiah was a God fearing man who protected the prophets of Yahweh from destruction when the wife of Ahab, Jezebel, was killing the Yahweh prophets because she preferred Baal. The difference between the 2 men is highlighted here.