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Gilbert House Fellowship #136: 1 Kings 12-14; 2 Chr 10-12

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THE DIVISION of the kingdom of Israel is the focus of our Old Testament study this week. Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, gets some bad advice from his young friends, not just rejecting the request of the northern tribes for tax relief, but doing so with a rather crude euphemism.

That didn’t work out well. And it didn’t go well for the people of the new kingdoms of Israel or Judah. Jeroboam quickly led the northern kingdom into apostasy, setting up high places to worship golden calves at Bethel and Dan and appointing priests who were not from the tribe of Levi to offer sacrifices to these pagan idols.

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Gilbert House Fellowship #134: 1 Kings 10-11; 2 Chr 9; Proverbs 30-31

ENTANGLEMENTS WITH cares of the world, whether it’s business, politics, or personal relationships, can distract us from what we’re called to do by God.

This week, we see the fall of Solomon, whose wives draw him into the worship of pagan gods like Ashtereth (Astarte; i.e., Ishtar), Chemosh, and Molech. For his apostasy, God took the northern tribes away from Solomon’s descendants, leaving the House of David as rulers of only Judah and Benajmin.

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