Today we are finishing up Ecclesiastes and pressing forward. Please read Ecclesiastes 11:7-10, Ecclesiastes 12, 1 Kings 12:1-20, 2 Chronicles 10, 1 Kings 12:21-24, 2 Chronicles 11:1-4, 1 Kings 12:25-33, and 2 Chronicles 11:5-17.
Solomon ends on an important and valuable piece of advice:
“The last and final word is this: Fear God. Do what he tells you.
And that’s it. Eventually God will bring everything that we do out into the open and judge it according to its hidden intent, whether it’s good or evil” (Eccl. 12:13-14 MSG)
Now on to Rehoboam…. Even from the very beginning, you can easily see that there are rough days ahead for Israel. Though David had united the two kingdoms, they split again here – and Israel remains divided even to the present time.