2 Chronicles 12:5 KJV
Then came Shemaiah the prophet to Rehoboam, and to the princes of Judah, that were gathered together to Jerusalem because of Shishak, and said unto them, Thus saith the Lord , Ye have forsaken me, and therefore have I also left you in the hand of Shishak.
The definition of success should always include a successor, in my opinion. We established this when David was leaving the scene for Solomon. For once Israel knew no wars. Solomon’s reign saw no bloodshed… but only for that generation!
Wars resumed with Rehoboam, Solomon’s son, and the gold and treasures Solomon had decorated the temple with, were all taken away. The third generation did not see any of them. They were all gone. How could this happen so quickly?
Hadn’t God come down in His glory when the temple was dedicated? How is it possible that just after Solomon, the same temple gets desecrated and looted by an infidel? Where was God?
Whenever I get clothed in sin, I struggle to pray. I go days struggling to get back to my usual prayer schedules. There is always a shake up, it takes time to recover. That is one of the powers sin holds, it is capable of driving God away from the very place He has promised to dwell.
We need His presence in our homes, offices, etc. Let’s make Him stay!
Have a blessed day.
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