Tag - Rehoboam

Why Evil?

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Chronicles 12:14 He did evil because he had not set his heart on seeking the Lord. O-bservation: Rehoboam was the son of Solomon, and could possibly have kept Israel together had it not been for his LACK of Wisdom. Most of all, he failed to seek the Lord. A-pplication: When you see the arrogant decisions Rehoboam made at the beginning of his career, you wonder if he had ever met his father, Solomon, or had a meal with him. For his father to be the wisest man who ever lived, Rehoboam was a "Piece of Fruit"...

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That Was One Bad Decision!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Chronicles 10:19 So Israel has been in rebellion against the house of David to this day. O-bservation: This passage is speaking past tense, to one terrible decision made by Rehoboam, the son of King Solomon. After his father had passed, the crown was placed on his head. There was a disturbance among the ten Northern Tribes of Israel, who Solomon had treated harshly by forcing heavy labor on them to build the temple of the Lord and his own, much larger, palace. They needed to hear from the new YOUNG king. So the old...

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Poor Kid

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Chronicles 3:10a Solomon’s son was Rehoboam. O-bservation: King Solomon of Israel, the son who succeeded his father, King David, had 700 wives and 300 concubines. But the only son of King Solomon mentioned in the Bible was Rehoboam, who succeeded him as king. “Poor Kid!” A-pplication: Certainly, Rehoboam was not a “Poor Kid” financially. In fact, he had to be the wealthiest kid in all of Israel. But he was a “Poor Kid” because I believe he lacked the love of his father. Let’s look at Solomon’s to-do list. First, he was the king. That fact...

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Sometimes Revivals Last But For A Moment

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 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. O-bservation: 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...

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A Conditional Promise

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Chronicles 28:7 I will establish his kingdom forever if he is unswerving in carrying out my commands and laws, as is being done at this time. O-bservation: King David told the people of Israel that of all his sons, God had chosen Solomon to be king and to build the Lord a temple. David said that God had told him that if Solomon obeyed the Lord and follow Him completely, God would establish Solomon’s kingdom forever. Whether Solomon remembered his father’s words or not is not the discussion here because what matters is that...

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