#133 2 Chronicles 9-12


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Day 133 of the podcast, reading 2 Chronicles 9-12 NET, read along at:

This is day 133 of our journey.

The account of Solomon's reign concludes with a retelling of his wisdom, wealth, and influence. Completely missing from this account is any reference to the sins of his later life such as serving the gods of his foreign wives. The Chronicler is again emphasizing the positive aspects of the reign, rather than mentioning the king's failures.

After Solomon's death, Rehoboam his son becomes king. In his first decision as the reigning monarch, Rehoboam ignores the wise advice of the elders around him and instead listens to the advice of the young men he grew up with. As a result, the kingdom splits and Jeroboam takes 10 tribes to become the nation of Israel. The tribes of Judah and Benjamin are faithful to Rehoboam, and even the Levites abandon their homes throughout the other ten tribes to move to Judah and continue to worship the true God. Unfortunately, Rehoboam strays from the Lord and worships other gods, bringing judgement onto Judah in the form of oppression by the surrounding nations.

Join me in 2 Chronicles 9-12 to see the consequences of listening to bad advice.

Key verses:

2 Chronicles 9:27
The king made silver as plentiful in Jerusalem as stones; cedar was as plentiful as sycamore fig trees are in the foothills.

2 Chronicles 10:8
But Rehoboam rejected their advice and consulted the young advisers who served him, with whom he had grown up.

2 Chronicles 11:14
The Levites even left their pasturelands and their property behind and came to Judah and Jerusalem, for Jeroboam and his sons prohibited them from serving as the Lord’s priests.

2 Chronicles 12:8
Yet they will become his subjects, so they can experience how serving me differs from serving the surrounding nations.”

All Scriptures are from the NET.

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