The 52 Greatest Stories of the Bible (Story #14): Divided Kingdom

The 14th story in this series reinforces an important biblical lesson: what matters is not just how you start, but how you finish. In less than 50 years, the Israelites went from being united under one God, worshiping in the magnificent Temple and astonishing foreign dignitaries with their society, to being a fragmented, confused people who believed that one religious practice was as good as another.1 Yet, hope remained, not because of the people, but because of our covenant-keeping God.

Focus text: 1 Kings 12


This series is based on Ken’s coauthored book (with John Alan Turner), The 52 Greatest Stories of the Bible. Purchase here.

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Footnotes

  1. Boa and Turner, The 52 Greatest Stories of the Bible, p. 115.