Epistles of Thomas

October 7, 2009

2 Chronicles 10-12

Filed under: Old Testament — Thomas @ 22:11
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The events of chapter 10 give us a clue that not everything was as perfect under Solomon has the Chronicler has suggested. After he died and his son Rehoboam was to succeed him the people requested that he not burden them with heavy labour as Solomon had done. He foolishly listened to his young advisors and threatened to increase their labour. As a result the ten northern tribes withdrew from Jerusalem and set up their own government, never to reunite with the house of David.

The Levites in the north moved to Judah and Jerusalem because Jeroboam had rejected the priests of the Lord. Unfortunately, King Rehoboam and his officials also abandoned the Law of the Lord so God allowed Pharaoh Shishak of Egypt to invade after only five years. The leaders repented so God only allowed Shishak to steal all the temple and palace treasures. What we call treasure, God calls hindrances to our worship of him and calls others to carry away.

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