Missed Opportunities For Greatness

The Lord choose Jeroboam to reign over the new northern kingdom of Israel. That meant he had the opportunity to set a pattern for the kings who followed him, but that did not happen.
When his son became ill, Jeroboam sent his wife to Ahijah the prophet and he gave the sad news that the son would die. He said to her, “Go, tell Jeroboam, ‘Thus says the LORD God of Israel: “Because I exalted you from among the people, and made you ruler over My people Israel, and tore the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it to you; and yet you have not been as My servant David, who kept My commandments and who followed Me with all his heart, to do only what was right in My eyes; but you have done more evil than all who were before you, for you have gone and made for yourself other gods and molded images to provoke Me to anger, and have cast Me behind your back…Arise therefore, go to your own house. When your feet enter the city, the child shall die”‘” (1 Kings 14:7-12 ).
The Lord expected Jeroboam to be like David, but Jeroboam chose a different path.
Likewise, the Lord expects us to follow our David who is Christ. Are you following Him totally even as He followed God?

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