- 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.