READING THE BOOK OF Second Chronicles CHAPTER Eleven.
‘This is what the Lord says: Do not go up to fight against your fellow Israelites. Go home, every one of you, for this is my doing.’” So they obeyed the words of the Lord and turned back from marching against Jeroboam. (2 Chronicles 11:4 NIV).
Obey the divine command.
Historical Commentary.– “Of course, it was not God’s will that the kingdom of David may be divided into two monarchies, but that the Israelites may continue to grow until through their missionary efforts the name of God may have been proclaimed in all the earth. But when they made their own will and forsook the Lord, He withdrew His protective hand and inevitably disruptive forces were felt. Up to that point came God’s hand on the division of the kingdom “(ED 169-173).
Obey the voice of God.-We can hear the voice of God in many ways: a) By means of daily Bible reading, reading a chapter per day, highlighting a verse and repeat your message as often as we can in the day, b) Inviting the Holy Spirit into our mind, enjoy this experience gives us peace and security, we ask God to manifest His Holy Spirit so more continuous, c) observing nature and drawing lessons from it; d) Hearing the advice of wise men and women, who gained experience by their relationship with God and through the years lived.
Accept the consequence of our actions and don’t blame others for it.–It’s easy to blame others for our mistakes or failures. It’s easy to blame circumstances, various limitations, the weather, or any other constraint, in order not to take responsibility. Rehoboam had to respond to the people with respect and treat them with kindness, and as the Levites went to live in the kingdom of the South, in the same way the other Israelites would return to live in Jerusalem and its surroundings.
Loving Heavenly Father. We beg you to give us discernment of spirit to know and accept the messages you give us to enjoy your heavenly direction. In the name of Jesus, amen.
By Dr. Franz Rios, Translated and adapted by Pablo J. Rios.