1 Kings 11-14
Turns out Solomon is a slut.
All his whoring turns him away from The LORD, which makes The LORD mad (talk about a steep learning curve). Solomon dies. God abandons Israel and bad things happen.
Good God! Again?!?! Does every story in the OT end with the leader or the people turning against God?
Is this storyline going to run through the rest of the books?
When will these dense Israelites get it?
Then we get the idiot plot of Jeroboam.
How many bad choices can one man make?
This guy reminds me of Todd Stroger, former president of Cook County, Illinois.
His father, John Stroger was the president for many years and well liked until he passed away from a stroke. The younger Stroger was elected to replace him and seemingly did everything he could to screw up what his father had accomplished.
But I digress.
Jeroboam and his brother rule their respective parts and then die.