When the rule of Rehoboam was established and he was strong, he abandoned the law of the Lord, and all Israel with him.
2 Chronicles 12:1
There is a risk in power that it will lead a person away from God. Do you feel your life so well-established that you can give God a break? Are you so strong that you no longer feel a great need for God? Are you perhaps like Rehoboam, feeling confident in your life, your job, your money, your influence, and believing you can relax your devotion to God?
It is possible that for many of us, the troubles in our lives serve as God’s way of keeping us close to him. He knows that if we were secure, wealthy, and comfortable in our lives, we would turn aside to the comforts of this world. God may be using your trial to keep you from going the way of Rehoboam.
Learn from the lives of men and women recorded in Scripture. Learn from Rehoboam to stay steadfast, trusting in the Lord in times of want and in times of plenty. God is greater than any luxury this world offers; never allow power or possessions to turn your eye from your greatest treasure.