Read: 2 Chronicles 11-14
Marked: 2 Chronicles 12:1, Now it came to pass, when Rehoboam had established the kingdom and had strengthened himself, that he forsook the law of the LORD, and all Israel along with him.
Rehoboam wavered between obedience and disobedience. When he disobeyed he also influenced others so that they did the same.
This is a good lesson for kings and leaders. For as the leader goes, so goes the people. And Rehoboam sets us an example of that.
Yet, he did have a teachable heart. When confronted by Shemaiah the prophet, he humbled himself and God delivered him from destruction at the hand of Shishak. God taught him a lesson too. Don’t forsake the word of God.
Rehoboam lived a life of inconsistency. When he humbled himself (V12), the wrath of God turned from him. And when he did evil, he did not prepare his heart to seek the Lord (V14).
I must make up my mind to serve God, and serve Him completely, giving no place to inconsistency in the application of His word.