Text: 2 Chronicles 10:1-19
When Solomon died his son, Rehoboam, became King. In Rehoboam’s reign
God brought the punishment He promised against Solomon’s faithlessness, when Solomon turned away from Yahweh and worshipped pagan gods. Thus, the kingdom became divided (1 Kin.11:11-13). It came through Rehoboam’s foolish decision (v.14), but it was designed and managed by Yahweh (v.15).
The Kingdom of God cannot be built on faithlessness and spiritual treachery, which is a lesson we are taught in the books of the Kings and the Chronicles.
Thus, the work of King Jesus is absolutely necessary. He worshipped no God but His Father, and He serves His people with love and gentleness. He will “marry” them and no one else. There is only one people of God. Since the beginning of time, God’s people are those who belong to, who trust only in, His saving grace.
Meditate on verse 17. What is God teaching you in this verse?
Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, help me worship only You
diligently, to the glory of Your name. Amen.