King Solomon had put a heavy burden on the people, both in taxation and labor. The Israelites had gathered to meet Rehoboam to ask him to make their burden lighter. Rehoboam would presented with a choice of what sort of king he would become.
(Solomon) The time has come and now I must succeed my father as King. My father, a great warrior, has pushed our enemies out of this land that God has given us and now it’s high time I build a temple for him. We desperately want God’s presence to be among us because we know […]