{"id":17029,"date":"2017-09-08T19:59:08","date_gmt":"2017-09-08T19:59:08","guid":{"rendered":"https:\/\/www.jamestaiwo.com\/?p=17029"},"modified":"2017-09-08T19:59:08","modified_gmt":"2017-09-08T19:59:08","slug":"implication-keeping-bad-association","status":"publish","type":"post","link":"https:\/\/jamestaiwo.com\/implication-keeping-bad-association\/","title":{"rendered":"IMPLICATION OF KEEPING BAD ASSOCIATION"},"content":{"rendered":"

King Rehoboam succeeded his father Solomon as a king of Israel, but he quickly followed wrong counsels and lost credibility with his citizens.<\/p>\n

Therefore, he lost more than 70% of his kingdom to someone\u00a0who had no royal blood.<\/p>\n

The scripture reported,<\/p>\n

\u201c\u2026And Jeroboam and all Israel came and spoke to Rehoboam, saying, \u2018Your father made our yoke heavy; now therefore, lighten the burdensome service of your father and his heavy yoke which he put on us, and we will serve you.\u2019\u201d (2 Chronicles 10:3-4<\/a>). \u201cSo Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam on the third day, as the king had directed, saying, \u2018Come back to me the third day.\u2019 <\/em><\/p>\n

Then the king answered them roughly. King Rehoboam rejected the advice of the elders, and he spoke to them according to the advice of the young men, saying, \u2018My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to it; my father chastised you with whips, but I\u00a0will chastise you\u00a0with scourges!\u2019\u201d(12-14). <\/em><\/p>\n

“Now when all Israel\u00a0saw\u00a0that the king did not listen to them, the people answered the king, saying: \u2018What share have we in David?\u00a0We have\u00a0no inheritance in the son of Jesse. Every man to your tents, O Israel! Now see to your own house, O David!\u2019 So all Israel departed to their tents\u201d (2 Chronicles 10:16<\/a>)<\/p>\n