The young men who had grown up with him replied, “These people have said to you, ‘Your father put a heavy yoke on us, but make our yoke lighter.’ Now tell them, ‘My little finger is thicker than my father’s waist. My father laid on you a heavy yoke; I will make it even heavier. My father scourged you with whips; I will scourge you with scorpions.”
Rehoboam’s pride and bad advice divided a kingdom. God values unity in the church. He desires for His people to live in harmony.
Has my pride caused any division among people whom God desires to unite? I hope not.
God as I make my way through today’s many interactions and situations, please help me be a uniting force for Your people.