Reading Note – 1 Kings 12 – God Gives Jeroboam the Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Solomon breaks up, with ...
The United Kingdom of Solomon breaks up, with Jeroboam ruling over the Northern Kingdom of Israel (in green on the map). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
  • We see here that Solomon, despite being so highly regarded by God, was very harsh to his subjects.
  • When Rehoboam would have fought against Israel for rebelling against him, God instructed him against it saying that it was his (God’s) will.
  • Jeroboam proceeded to lead the people into idol worship. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that that wasn’t God’s plan. Still, God knew he was going to do that. Couldn’t God have chosen someone better?
  • In the end, I can’t say. I don’t know enough to criticize God’s actions. I know what happened. He knows what would have happened and how those would affect his plans. I am content that he did not tolerate Jeroboam’s evil acts.
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