1Kings 12-13

16 And when all Israel saw that the king did not listen to them, the people answered the king, “What portion do we have in David? We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse. To your tents, O Israel! Look now to your own house, David.” So Israel went to their tents. 17 But Rehoboam reigned over the people of Israel who lived in the cities of Judah. 18 Then King Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was taskmaster over the forced labor, and all Israel stoned him to death with stones. And King Rehoboam hurried to mount his chariot to flee to Jerusalem. 19 So Israel has been in rebellion against the house of David to this day. 20 And when all Israel heard that Jeroboam had returned, they sent and called him to the assembly and made him king over all Israel. There was none that followed the house of David but the tribe of Judah only.

Usually just after God has done something significant in your life, like Solomon building and dedicating the temple, that’s when the wheels fall off. Just go ahead and expect it. God shows Himself to be real and working in your life, thats when division, distraction, or depression can set in. Stay true to the Lord. Keep following him whether you feel like it or not. Don’t abandon His word or His people. Keep the mission your goal, making more and better disciples in all the earth. He’ll stick with you.

About John Harris

I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

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