The Story - Kingdom Torn in Two

In military aviation, it is said, “The accident occurred already; we’re just waiting for the plane to arrive at the crash site.” When there is an accident, it is an indicator that a fatal error has been made miles earlier. Back in Chapter 13, 1 Kings 11, we see the fatal error that caused the crash of the nation of Israel, but it’s not Jeroboam’s error. It’s Solomon’s. At one time or another all of us are impacted by someone else’s decisions or actions. When we suffer the negative consequences of another’s wrongheaded decision, God can redeem the situation. God can work, and often does what seems to us as his best work, in situations that seem the most difficult.