Focus verses: II Chronicles 11:13-17
After Solomon, we have two kings, Jeroboam and Rehoboam. And we have two kingdoms, Israel and Judah.
Jeroboam ruled over the northern kingdom of Israel, and Rehoboam ruled over Judah in the south. Rehoboam levied high taxes and made the burdens of the people harsher than had Solomon. But Jeroboam set up golden calves and false altars in the north to dissuade the people from coming to Jerusalem in the south to worship.
The Levites and all the faithful fled from Jeroboam and his false idols. They ran to Rehoboam even though he had levied harsh taxes and made the burdens of the people heavier than they had ever been.
The ability to worship God was more important than an easier life to them. Is the ability to worship God important to us? What have we sacrificed or done without to worship the Lord?
and all these things shall be added unto you. (Mt:6:33)
Help us to remember You are first, always, in our lives. Grant us the wisdom to put everything into perspective in light of our commitment to You.
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