Proverbs 13:23 “Much food [is in] the tillage of the poor: but there is [that is] destroyed for want of judgment.”
Proverbs 13:23 “The poor might have good land that produces plenty of food, but bad decisions can take it away” (ERV)
1Kings 12:8 “But he forsook the counsel of the old men, which they had given him, and consulted with the young men that were grown up with him, and which stood before him:”
Rehoboam was handed the kingship of Israel on a platter. He was made king after the demise of his father Solomon. He was king over the whole kingdom of Israel, the greatest kingdom on earth.
He started well but then a time came when he needed to make a critical decision. He consulted with the old men who worked with his father, the wisest and richest king that ever lived and they gave him a wonderful counsel.
These men were with Solomon and they knew what he didn’t do too perfectly and areas where he should have improved. They helped his father became great and maintain that greatness throughout his life time.
These were seasoned men who themselves were wealthy, rich and experienced but the young man chose to ignore them and instead asked for advice from his equally young, inexperienced and naïve friends.
The rest as they say is history. He lost control of ten out of the twelve tribes to a former servant of his dad. He was given “surplus” and abundance as it were but made a mess of it (for further reading, study 1Kings 12). Same poor decision making ability had earlier cost king Saul his throne as well.
Oh, how I wish king Rehoboam just picked up the writings of his father and read. His father had documented Proverbs 13:23, our focal scripture before his demise, yet he didn’t read it.
Let me share some wisdom for good decision making or correct judgment with you.
One, never neglect the place of experience while trying to make an informed decision. Rehoboam refused to take counsel from men who had literally seen it all.
To be continued…
Love you BiG
Bless somebody, Please RE-Broadcast