Wisdom Doesn’t Always Translate

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2 Chronicles 10:8

But Rehoboam rejected the advice the elders gave him and consulted the young men who had grown up with him and were serving him.


Rehoboam was the son who took over the Kingship of Israel upon his father, Solomon’s, demise. Jeroboam, a strong leader of Israel, had run from Solomon and into Egypt for his life. When he heard of Solomon’s death, he came back and led a team of Israeli elders from the north to meet with Rehoboam. They asked Rehoboam to lighten the heavy load his father had put on them. Instead, Rehoboam rejected the advice of his father’s elders and listened to his young friends who suggested he put a heavier burden on the people than his father had to prove his power and authority.


“Wisdom Doesn’t Always Translate.” What I mean by that is that this young king, Rehoboam, was the son of the wisest Israeli king ever to live. When it came time to take over for his father, he listened to all of his privileged “growing up” buddies instead of the wise men who had stood with his father. At this point in Israel’s history, the ten northern tribes of Israel split away from the household of King David and never reunited (2 Chronicles 10:19). Why? It happened because a young king evidently didn’t spend enough time learning at the feet of history, namely his father. Fast forward to right now. King Jesus is better than King Solomon. If we fail to spend time at Jesus’ feet, the same will happen to us. Because “Wisdom Doesn’t Always Translate.”


Dear Jesus,

Here I am again this AM. At Your feet is where my wisdom comes from. I’m willing to stay. Amen

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One thought on “Wisdom Doesn’t Always Translate

  1. God have been dealing with me on this subject. I grew up in the church and because of hurtful past experiences, I’ve gave up on the idea of having a spiritual mentor. The past couple of weeks, I realized how wrong I’ve been on the subject. We need the counsel of our elders. They have certain wisdom that can be beneficial to our spiritual development.