My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

2 Chronicles 12

King Shishak attacks

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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