by Stephen Whitney

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Rehoboam: Reckless Phony (13 of 18)
Series: Lessons from the Lives of OT Characters
Stephen Whitney
1 Kings 12:1-17

Twenty-three year old Tyler Malmstrom was serving time in a Maine correctional facility for aggravated assault. After serving most of his sentence he was moved to a minimal security facility that works to help inmates transition after they have completed their sentence. Tyler had only been there a short period of time when on Thursday, July 10, 2014 around 9 pm he ran away with only five months left to complete his sentence.

He left behind a note apologizing to the staff in Waldo and Knox countries, as well as his family. In the note he said he knew people were trying to help him, but that the escape was ''something he had to do.'' The sheriff said they will follow all leads, including any ties to his family and friends to find him. He will face extended charges in jail when he is eventually captured.

Life is filled with choices and how we make those choices determines how we live our lives. Frank Peretti author of the books: This Present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness wrote, ''The choices you make can reach far into the future, affecting not only your own life, but the lives of those you love and even those you will never meet. And some choices you can never undo.''

The choices we make have lasting consequences on our life. There are some decisions we make that change the course of our lives forever such as: who we marry, what job we choose, when we buy a house, where we live, and how we spend our money.


Coronation :1 Shechem was a city in Ephraim 30 miles north of Jerusalem where Jeroboam had rebelled against Solomon. Rehoboam must have been the oldest son of Solomon and designated by his father as heir to the throne. Even though Solomon had 700 wives, Rehoboam is the only child mentioned. He was 41 years old (14:21) when he went to Shechem to be crowned king by the people.

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