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6 months ago
Topics: Choices, Bible, Advice

There are no other Kings as famous as David and Solomon in the bible. These two were also regarded in Islam as prophets.

In the Quran; King David was known as 'Dawud', and King Solomon was referred to as 'Sulaimān ibn Dāwūd' (meaning: Solomon son of David).

The reign of King David was marked with ceaseless wars and with divine assistant the Israelites were able to overcome their enemies and conquer more territories thereby expanding the kingdom.

After the death of King David, Solomon ascended the throne. His reign was marked with peace and virtually there wasn't any war to be fought. For there was peace and tranquility in the land.

Neighbouring Kingdoms came to regard the kingdom of Israel as a powerful force. As we all know King Solomon was blessed by God with wisdom and he became the wisest and the richest king to ever rule Israel. His wisdom made him to earn the respect of kings in the neighboring kingdoms.

During the latter part of King Solomon's reign, he backslided from the way of the Lord by going to worship and make scarifices to foreign gods.

The main reasons for the fall of King Solomon was caused by the number of foreign wives and concubines he had. He went after women from various pagan countries like Moab, Ammon, Edom, and he also married a daughter of Pharaoh (King of Egypt).

It can be said that Solomon held the record for the highest number of wives and concubines for any biblical king. As it was recorded in 1 kings chapter 11 verse 22; that he had seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines.

God had earlier warned the Israelites that they shouldn't marry from foreign countries; wives or spouses, because he knew it would turn their heart from worshipping Him to start worshipping idols.

Solomon neglected this ancient warning and due to old age he succumbed to the wishes of his wives and thereby did a lot of abomination in the sights of the Lord.

This made the Lord angry that he made those neighboring kings who were formerly Solomon friends and allies to despise him, and he also promised to cut ten tribes of Israel from Solomon's kingdom and hand it over to Jeroboam. Leaving Solomon's descendants with only the kingdom of Judah due to the promised he made to Solomon's father; King David.

After the death of Solomon, his son Rehoboam was made king. But just as God had promised to cut the ten tribes of Israel from the hand of Solomon lineage it came to pass.

But what made Rehoboam loose the control of the ten tribes is what prompted me to write this article.

When Rehoboam was made king, the elders of Israel came to him to ask if he will continue the harsh treatment and heavy yoke his father put on them.

He told the assembly to await his reply in three days time. Then Rehoboam went out to seek advice from elders who served during his father's reign.

The advice of the elders was recorded in 1 Kings chapter 12 vs 7

They replied, “If today you will be a servant to these people and serve them and give them a favorable answer, they will always be your servants.”

Meaning he should listen to the voice of the people so he can earn their respect.

But the foolish and stubborn young King Rehoboam decided to discard the advice of the elders by going over to consult his young officers.

He asked them, “What is your advice? How should we answer these people who say to me, ‘Lighten the yoke your father put on us’?”

10 The young men who had grown up with him replied, “Tell these people who have said to you, ‘Your father put a heavy yoke on us, but make our yoke lighter’-tell them, ‘My little finger is thicker than my father’s waist.

11 My father laid on you a heavy yoke; I will make it even heavier. My father scourged you with whips; I will scourge you with scorpions.’

1 Kings 12: 9-11

When three days was over the people of Israel gathered to meet Rehoboam to hear his response, but instead of Rehoboam listening to the advice of his father's elders he choose to heed to the advice made by his own young officers.

When the children of his Israel heard this, they rebel against Rehoboam and made Jeroboam their King.

In conclusion

Many youths are like Rehoboam, who neglected wise advice and thereby led to their fall.

Also you have to be careful of who you seek advice from. Many people will advise you to do something not because the want the best for you but because they want to see you fall.

Happy Sunday

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Hmmm we have to be careful of who we seek advice from. Let us take a look at these story and we should try to understand what the author is saying. Choose wisely Everyone

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6 months ago

I appreciate this Rosh. Keep it up

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6 months ago

Hmm you are welcome 😊

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6 months ago

Nice article to read, bro. I love the way you share about wisdom. The people behind are from the bible and I love reading this kind of content. Keep writing bro and keep sharing the good news. 😊 You are doing awesome. 😊😇 God bless you.

Nice to meet you. 💕

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6 months ago

I appreciate your acknowledgement and I'm glad you like my article. I'll keep on writing more good articles ma'am Thanks.

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6 months ago

Even the youths are advised he/she should sit and think about the advice and the adviser with his IQ they are advises that can destroy life’s and they’re advised that can make one succeed

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

What an amazing article today. You are right. What an elder has seen afar while sitting down, a young person can never see it even if he stands up. It is called Experience.

When we want to seek for advice, let us go to those who have an experience of it and also be wise to know which is good or bad advice.

Not everyone would want you to progress.

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6 months ago

Very true miss Busayo. Thanks for the amazing contribution

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6 months ago

This goes to say a father's wisdom isn't pass on to the kid. He could have accepted the council of the old and wise but went for his friend's.

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6 months ago

That's right, because one's father was a genius doesn't make that person a genius too. Happyboy thanks for adding happiness to my Sunday

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6 months ago

Amazing article bro. Something learnt today, always heed the advice of the elderly. Be wise.

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6 months ago

Yes, we should learn to seek advice from wise ones. Thanks Slash for the comment.

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