1 Kings 12:18 Never The Wise Choice

1 Kings 12:18 (KJV)
Then king Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was over the tribute; and all Israel stoned him with stones, that he died. Therefore king Rehoboam made speed to get him up to his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem.

That Rehoboam made a mistake in following the counsel of the young men, is apparent. That he did so willfully, not so much. This whole situation could be described as one of those “They had already decided to leave, they were just looking for an excuse.” 

  • They were always a trouble to David
  • They were festering under Solomon 
  • They merely took advantage of the leadership change as their excuse

Rehoboam was correct in assuming he would get their tribute. Though he had pressed for more than was mete, that he had authority to do it is without question. 

It was the other group, under Jeroboam who rebelled. 

Right, wrong, or indifferent, rebellion is never the wise choice of action. 

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1 Kings 12:18 Never The Wise Choice

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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