Conflict of Kings, Part 7: Rehoboam's Loss

From 1 Kings 14 and 2 Chronicles 12, Pastor Evan Brown reflects on King Rehoboam's response to the losses he experienced: firstly, the loss of the 10 tribes as a consequence of his father's (King Solomon's) unfaithfulness, and secondly, the loss caused by his own actions. This question stands throughout King Rehoboam's life as well as ours after experiencing loss: what are you going to do with what is left? Instead of committing his life and way to the Lord, King Rehoboam made the choice to preserve and defend what he had in his own strength with the illusion of control.