Rehoboam had the opportunity to heed the advice of learned men, some of whom had worked with his grandfather, (David), and most likely all of them worked with his father, (Solomon). But instead of going with the advice, Rehoboam sought the advice of those from his own generation, and followed the foolish response. The result was the split of The Kingdom into the North and The South, which of course is evidence in the Isreal of today. So what should we take from this important chapter of The Bible, but is so often overlooked today?
2 Chronicles 10:1 - 19
ESV - 1 Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel had come to Shechem to make him king. 2 And as soon as Jeroboam the son of Nebat heard of it (for he was in Egypt, where he had fled from King Solomon), then Jeroboam returned from Egypt.
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