Only A Spoiled Son Could Say Something That Dumb

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1 Kings 12:11

My father laid on you a heavy yoke; I will make it even heavier. My father scourged you with whips; I will scourge you with scorpions.


These are the insane words of the spoiled son of King Solomon. Solomon may have been called the wisest man who ever lived, but Rehoboam, the son who succeeded him, evidently never read much of his father’s wisdom musings. Because “Only A Spoiled Son Could Say Something That Dumb.” If you don’t believe me, read the verse again.


Rehoboam was the only son of Solomon mentioned in the Bible. It seems quite remarkable that the King could have 700 wives and 300 concubines and only one son, but that’s all the Bible records. All through the book of Proverbs, Solomon refers to his son (evidently Rehoboam) as “My Son.” But how could it be that the first order of business Rehoboam performed was to reject the advice of his father’s elders and instead take the advice of the other young punks he grew up with? Because of this the Northern tribes of Israel split from Judah, and they were never reunited. There was continual warfare between them. Isn’t it amazing that someone could be so wise and raise such an unwise son? But whenever you encounter someone who is far less than wise, never look down always look up. Maybe Solomon said wise things but did dumb stuff. 700 wives and 300 concubines could be an indication.


Dear Jesus,

I’m asking You this AM to help me live wisdom. It’s not enough to speak wise if I live less than wisdom demands. Help me I pray. Amen

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