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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

2 Chronicles 12

King Shishak attacks

Summary:
Rehoboam and Judah then turned against God. They were then attacked by King Shishak of Egypt. They took the fortified cities, and got to Jerusalem, when a prophet told Rehoboam that God had judged them. Rehoboam and Israel humbled themselves, so God spared Jerusalem and Judah, but they were subject to Shishak for a time, so that they'd see the difference between being ruled by God, and being ruled by foreign kings. Shishak took the wealth of the temple. Rehoboam reigned for 17 years.

Key verse:
12. Because Rehoboam humbled himself, the Lord's anger turned from him, and he was not totally destroyed. Indeed, there was some good in Judah.

My thoughts:
It's quite simple. If you do wrong, God will not forget you if you turn back to him.

Despite what I said in the previous chapter, Rehoboam is clearly a bad king.

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