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2 Chronicles 11:16
Those from every tribe of Israel who set their hearts on seeking the Lord, the God of Israel, followed the Levites to Jerusalem to offer sacrifices to the Lord, the God of their ancestors.
Rehoboam was the son of King Solomon of Israel. It’s amazing that a father as wise as Solomon could raise a son as foolish as Rehoboam. Quickly after his father’s passing, Rehoboam assumed leadership of the nation and made such idiotic moves that he was forced to escape the ten northern tribes of Israel with his life and get back to Jerusalem. He gathered the tribes of Judah and Benjamin together, and then the Levites and other God-serving people from the other tribes came to serve under Rehoboam. The nation of Israel never came back together as a whole. Yet for three years, there was a revival in Judah that looked like the good old days under David and Solomon.
God blessed Rehoboam for a while, and he actually made some wise decisions. But, as his influence and success grew, in time, he abandoned the God of his forefathers. The Lord sent an Egyptian king to humble Israel, and because of it, Rehoboam was deposed by the Lord. But he never became who he could have become. The Bible says, “He did evil because he had not set his heart on seeking the Lord” (12:14). For three years, there had been spiritual growth and renewal in Judah, and God blessed them, but their poor leader Rehoboam just could not set his heart on seeking the Lord. Consequently, his people followed his sinful ways. Here’s what I’ve learned from God’s word and living this life, “Sometimes Revivals Last But For A Moment.”
Our nation needs a revival that will last for more than a moment. God, send us a revival. Give us a Holy Spirit culture shift I pray. Amen